Prudential has added 20 unit-linked funds to its existing International Prudence Bond range bringing the total number of funds available up to 45.Hamptons’ introducer deal with Towry LawHamptons International Mortgages has finally signed a deal with Towry Law foran exclusive two-year introducer agreement. Hamptons will be taking on the Towry Law mortgage services staff in mid-November. The deal is estimated to be worth around 200m a year in new loan volume. Factsheets set the scene for A-DayAifa and the ABI have published a factsheet to help members prepare for A-Day. It explains the changes and how they could affect people’s pensions. Aifa is offering another factsheet to identify clients who may need advice.
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BM Solutions has launched its online application process for additional borrowing. This forms part of the One Minute Mortgage online application service.Once brokers have keyed in their applications, a decision letter will be despatched within 48 hours. This will be further enhanced in the near future with the launch of online decisioning. Head of sales […]
Falcon Group has hired former Gartmore, M&G and Fidelity chief Piers Denne to lead its technology proposition with a view to setting up a new platform or wrap facility. Denne joins as business development manager and will carry out a three to four month review to decide the best solution for the national IFA. Falcon […]
Britannia International has established the optimum growth bond 11, a FTSE 100-linked guaranteed equity bond that could mature earlier than its six-year term.
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