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Sapporo Lads lead the way

Scottish Life is the exclusive sponsor of Sky&#39s pay-per-view Premiership football channel Premiership Plus. To celebrate this new partnership, Scottish Life has teamed up with Money Marketing to offer IFAs some fantastic prizes and the opportunity to win a trip to Japan to see England play Argentina.

Since the launch last month, the Fantasy Football League has had an exciting month of Premiership action and the leader board is shaping up. With 10 weeks of Premiership games left, it is all still to play for.

The Manager of the Month for February is Paul Wilby from the Yorkshire Investment Group in Pontefract, with his team Sapporo Lads. Paul wins two tickets to a Premiership football match, a year&#39s free subscription to Sky Sports including minidish and digibox and a season ticket for Sky&#39s pay-per-view coverage on Premiership Plus. You can check how your team is performing or get the news on Premiership action by logging on to the internet at


Egg to open IFA supermarket covering all products

Prudential-owned Egg is planning a full-scale launch as an IFA supermarket for funds and pensions following its acquisition of business-to-business platform Fundsdirect.Pru says its does not see a conflict with IFA-exclusive supermarket Cofunds which it part-owns through M&G.Egg will merge its newly acquired platform with existing consumer fund supermarket, Egg Invest, before entering the IFA […]

Mortgage Express&#39 website for IFAs

Bradford & Bingley&#39s specialist lending arm Mortgage Express is launching a new internet service for IFAs allowing them to conduct business online.Mx-online provides quotations, automated decisions in principle and allows submission of applications and “real time” case tracking.Advisers can also develop online buy-to-let portfolios for clients such as landlords. Client details are stored so only […]

Public has no faith in Govt tackling pensioner poverty

The majority of Britons have no confidence in the Government&#39s ability to tackle pensioner poverty, according to a survey from Age Concern released as part of its new lobbying campaign.The campaign, Fair Pensions For All, is aimed at highlighting the realities experienced by today&#39s pensioners and the threat of poverty that people of working age […]

LIA accredited adviser axed as it joins coalition

The LIA has ditched its acc-redited financial adviser scheme, opting instead to join an unprecedented industrywide coalition responding to the FSA&#39s examination review.Despite its high-profile launch in November, the trade body has conceded its plans have been overtaken by the FSA&#39s review and it has abandoned the proposals.It has joined Aifa, Sofa and the IFP […]

The changing world of professional connections

The Legal Services Act of 2007, which opened up the legal market to competition, has put the cat among the professional pigeons. In the words of a 2015 Law Society report on what the legal profession is likely to look like in five years’ time: “Business as usual is not an option for many, if […]


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