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R&SA announces stakeholder strategy

Royal & Sun Alliance has announced details of its strategy for stakeholder pensions with an AMC as low as 0.4 per cent for larger investments.

The life office has hooked up with consultancy CTC Townsend to offer the new stakeholders.

It says the new plans will allow for commission payments to IFAs to be built in.


[Technology] The clash of the channels

IFAs are awaiting the arrival of interactive digital TV channels dedicated to intermediaries but say the key to success will be a low-cost and high-quality service. BSkyB and rival Invest TV are spending millions developing initiatives, the Financial Channel and the Simply Money Professional channel respectively, which they say aim to revolutionise the UK financial […]

Government offers grants to meet IFA exam costs

IFAs could benefit from a Government handout to help them meet the cost of professional exams such as the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate or the Certificate of Financial Planning. One of the barriers preventing many IFAs from sitting these qualifications had been the prohibitive costs but now the Government is offering grants. The Department of […]

Cazenove & Co to float and boost IFA business

Cazenove Fund Managers is looking to use the company&#39s flotation to boost its presence in the UK IFA market. Cazenove & Co, which is a partnership, said on Monday it will float on the London Stock Exchange by the end of 2002. It is expected to be valued at around £1.5bn. The fund arm mainly […]

Manor House becomes Simplyhealth

Private medical insurer Manor House Healthcare is revamping its image and changing its name to Simplyheath. The mutual society is changing its corporate identity because it says that the previous brand name was not widely recognised among intermediaries and throughout the healthcare industry. The insurer commissioned an external res earch agency, Taylor Nelson Sofres, to […]


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