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Real-time trading &#39puts public on par with City&#39

Hargreaves Lansdown is going online with a real-time share dealing

service. Users can place orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with

orders placed outside market hours being executed when the stockmarket


Each trade costs £9.95 and investors will be able to take advantage

of a countdown facility before accepting the price of stocks. The website

features the latest company and market news together with share prices and


Head of internet stockbroking David Rawlings says: “While we cannot

provide our clients with an actual seat on a City trading floor or a

telephone-number salary, our new website can provide them with the

information and resources they need to make informed decisions quickly and

provide them with the tools to execute those decisions in real time.”


Network backs infomercial on Simply Shopping

IFA network DBS is backing a personal finance television programme on theSimply Shopping channel which broadcasts on Sky Digital TV. The programme, called Simply Money from DBS, will be broadcast daily foran hour from the end of May initially for a three-month trial period. Theaim is to promote understanding of financial products to up to […]

Flexible principles from Principality

Principality has introduced a flexible mortgage that is a discounted rate base rate tracker mortgage with flexible features.The mortgage remains at 1.05 per cent below the Bank of England base rate until December 31, 2001, giving a payable rate of 4.20 per cent. It then reverts to 0.80 per cent above the base rate until […]

Swip finetunes sales and marketing team to improve IFA support

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is restructuring its sales andmarketing team to provide better support to IFAs. The move will see the newly structured team headed by director of globalmarketing Fiach Maguire. He recently joined from Perpetual where he waspensions development director for the UK. The restructuring will also see Jaki Platt join from Invesco Perpetual […]

Most mortgage advisers looking to take exams

The head of the Mortgage Code Compliance Board, Luke March, has told the Building Societies Association that 37,000 mortgage advisers have taken steps to pas the relevant exams before the 2002 deadline.March added that 17,000 of the 40,000 intermediaries in the UK are already qualified to CeMAP or MAQ.He also promised that the customer would […]

Harris Associates' view on the UK’s vote to leave the EU

By David Herro, Partner, Deputy Chairman, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of International Equity at Harris Associates Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has led to significant uncertainty across global markets. We believe market impact of this uncertainty, though severe, is more of a shorter-term phenomenon which will provide an opportunity for long-term […]


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