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PR company to represent financial services super ombudsman

Public relations company Fishburn Hedges has won a six way battle for the right to represent the new Financial services super ombudsman.

The Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme is due to come into force next Autumn, when the responsibilities of the existing eight financial services ombudsman are combined.

Fishburn Hedges will provide the new scheme with external. internal and strategic communications advice and design its new visual identity.

Its chief executive Neil Hedges says: &#34The FSOS is a fascinating communications challenge for us. With eight bodies coming together, there are a number of interesting internal communications, cultural and corporate identity issues.

&#34There is a need for clear and consultative communications with the financial services industry who need to know how the new body will operate.&#34


Premier appoints head of pooled funds

Premier Funds Managers has promoted David Hambidge to head of pooled funds with immediate effect.Hambidge has been with Premier since 1987 and currently manages its Selector Growth and Selector Income funds.Premier managing director Jonathan Fry says: &#34David has an unequalled grasp of the world&#39s markets and unrivalled expertise in the use of pooled investment funds. […]

Financial Options and Friends Prov team up over stakeholder

Financial Options is teaming up with Friends Provident to offer its members &#39stakeholder style&#39 pensions over the internet.The national IFA network says its aiming to offer its members and those of Investment Options and Kestrel Financial Management, a &#39stakeholder style&#39 pension well in advance of the proposed April 2001 launch date.It believes the Government needs […]

NPI under fire over MVA policy

NPI has come under fire for encouraging IFAs to sell with-profits bonds while it was being forced to cut policyholder payouts. The pensions specialist wrote £295m worth of with profits business in 1998 despite having a free asset ratio of only 4 per cent. NPI was forced to use a market value adjustment to reduce […]

Lenders accused of launching mediocre products

Lenders stand accused of launching mediocre products to avoid being swamped by business in case the millennium bug causes chaos.Mortgage brokers believe some lenders have deliberately stacked their mortgage ranges with moderately priced, unattractive deals.They are aiming to keep sales low, avoiding having to process high volumes of business at the end of the year […]

Tax-free gains? That can’t be right, can it?

When he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne made several changes to the way in which income is taxed. Personal allowances were increased significantly above the rate of inflation; a starting rate band was introduced for savings income and, with effect from 6 April 2015, this was assessed at 0 per cent. In addition, […]


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