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Property fund aims at IHT planning

Strutt & Parker Real Estate Financial Services has set up a property development fund which is eligible for IHT business property relief. It has a minimum investment of 250,000 and is not subject to IHT upon the death of the investor. It aims to deliver returns of between 10 and 15 per cent a year.


Dring leaving Standard Life Bank

Head of intermediary development Alan Dring is set to leave Standard Life Bank to pursue new opportunities. He, along with sales and marketing director David Macmillan, has been implementing a phased programme of change culminating in the launch of an integrated sales structure. His position is under review.Macmillan says: “Alan has been a valuable member […]

Retail recruits bring insight to marketing

Financial services is seeing an influx of marketers from retail backgrounds, breathing fresh air into the stagnant world of increasingly regulated financial advertising, according to industry experts. Headhunting firm Hunter-Miller Executive Search draws parallels to a similar trend in the grocery sector 10 years ago when that industry also moved from pure product selling to […]

BPF warning on Sipp perils

The British Property Federation is warning IFAs to improve their expertise on property ahead of residential property being allowed into self-inv- ested personal pensions from A-Day next year. Property investment into Sipps is high profile, with many investors considering buying multiple residential properties for putting into a Sipp. The BPF says there is an education […]


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