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Scot Mutual funds set to top £10bn

Scottish Mutual is set to break through the £10bn funds under management barrier for the first time.

Scottish Mutual Portfolio Managers recorded funds under management of £9.94bn at the end of the third quarter. When Abbey National bought Scottish Mutual in 1991, funds were £2.3bn.

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