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Scot Prov pens deal with Inter Alliance

Abbey National has signed a deal with Inter Alliance which will see its Scottish Provident mortgage club made available to the IFAs&#39 400 mortgage advisers.
Inter Alliance advisers will now have access to The Mortgage Alliance&#39s 21 lenders including Abbey National, Bristol & West, Halifax and Woolwich. They will also be provided with free access to the Trigold sourcing system.

Abbey National for Intermediaries director, sales and marketing Ambrose McGinn says: “The Mortgage Alliance has established itself as a serious player in the market and will link well with Inter Alliance which also has a great reputation. I look forward to working with Inter Alliance to provide excellent products and services for their members.”


Verity&#39s view

In the hope of emulating the style of that esteemed professional qualification, the Financial Planning Certificate, here is a nice, easy multiple-choice question designed to build your confidence, a bit like the ones they ask for £100 on Millionaire.Over the last 100 years, which sector would have generated the most money for its investors as […]

Held to task over broken promises of life companies

After some 30 years in the insurance industry, I have now put away my pen and have ceased advising clients on their insurance problems and needs.Despite this, it is apparent that I can still be held to task and need to provide substantial reasons for what, say, 15 years ago, would have been deemed sound […]

A consumer&#39s view

Unless the stockmarket perks up, which seems highly unlikely all the time that war with Iraq overshadows the investment scene, fund managers and IFAs are going to have a tricky time trying to sell stocks and shares Isas in the run-up to April 5.A recent survey by JP Morgan Fleming reveals that investor confidence has […]

Microsoft plans UK version of platform

Microsoft UK is planning a UK version of its US financial services platform MSN Money Professional, which allows IFAs to manage all their client information in one place. Announcing the move at the conference in Manchester this week, Microsoft says it will also enable investors to view and manage their entire portfolio online.


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