Consumer Intelligence has investigated life insurance prices from advised and non-advised sales. Direct Life, Life Policies Direct, Lifesearch, Sainsbury’s, Standard Life and Tesco Personal Finance have been mystery-shopped.
Skandia Investment Management has established a multi-manager ethical fund that combines manager of managers with funds of funds approaches.
The Tenet Group launched a new IFA this week called Foster Denovo and headed by exec- utive chairman Keith Carby. Foster Denovo – foster mea-ning to nurture and de novo meaning new and better – will transfer Capital Planning adv-isers producing more than 100,000 a year. The firm intends to grow organically and says it […]
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David Blunkett has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary after breaking the ministerial code of conduct by taking a directorship of DNA Bioscience before May’s election, without consulting an independent body which advises on these matters.Blunkett was due to address the Work and Pensions select committee today but this meeting has been cancelled. There is […]
Last week was Adult Learner’s Week, a celebration of lifelong learning and continued education. But why should education stop after school?
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