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RJ Temple profits rise

National IFA RJ Temple revealed a pre-tax profit of £362,000 in its half yearly results to June 31, up from a loss of £36,000 for the same period last year. Its profit after tax is £257,000. Its turnover is up 44 per cent to £9.7m from £6.8m. It says one of the factors contributing to the turnaround to profit is the success of its corporate division launched in January which accounted for £345,000 of the total turnover. Annual productivity per RI in the first half of the year increased to £32,500 from £22,400.


Gartmore takes AiM

Gartmore Investment is moving into the venture capital trust (VCT) arena with the Gartmore premier VCT. The VCT&#39s objective is long-term capital growth and income by investing mainly in developing companies listed on the alternative investment market (Aim). It may also invest in unquoted companies listed on Ofex and those that plan to be AiM-listed […]

CETA appoints new director of operations

General insurance network Central Electronic Trading Agency is appointing Sandie Schofield as director of operations.The newly created post has been created by CETA in response to increased business levels. Schofield, who joined CETA in 1995, will be responsible fo building relations with insurers and CETA&#39s network of agents.

Internet is the key to survival

It is becoming increasingly obvious that many (though not all) IFAs are taking the ostrich attitude towards the internet and e-marketing.Contrary to what we often hear, only 12 per cent of internet users are the unemployed and students. Over 30 per cent of users are middle and senior management and professionals.The average user is of […]

Lawyer seeking funds to contest mortgage ruling

Paragon Group is claiming victory in a Court of Appeal test case which lenders feared would restrict their ability to set variable rates at random.However, London-based lawyer Joseph Aaron, who acted on behalf of the borrowers of Paragon subsidiary National Home Loans who took the lender to court, is disputing the victory and claims the […]


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