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ScotProv team for major cover cases

Scottish Provident has set up a team at its Edinburgh intermediary support centre to manage large protection cases with sums assured of £500,000 and over.

The company says this will mean that cases are processed as smoothly and efficiently as possible and intermediaries are kept up to date with their progress.



BFS founder and split-cap pioneer Tony Reid quits

BFS founder Tony Reid has quit his position on the board of the BFS income and growth fund. The board says Reid, a key personality in the split-capital investment trust sector, left “with immediate effect” but it is not known under what circumstances the departure took place. It describes Reid as a “pioneer of the […]

Building Societies put in strong performance in 2002/2003

Building Societies have performed strongly in 2002/2003, increasing its assets by more than 12 per cent, according to the latest KPMG Building Societies database. The report shows total assets now stand at £193.6bn up from around £173bn. Building Society Association director-general Adrian Coles says: “KMPG&#39s Building Societies Database shows that the sector is continuing to […]

Simple question

I feel I must add at least some partial support to IFA Master Adviser in questioning the investment made by Invesco Perpetual in Millfield. All Mr Brodie is asking is why money is going into a loss-making company. This does not seem an unreasonable question but neither Millfield group chief executive Paul Tebbutt nor head […]

Hero worship

Pension professionals have been taking an artistic turn this summer. The Art of Pensions Information is a brochure from Perspective, the pension information service of Pendragon, which contains the thoughts of pension luminaries condensed on the back of a postcard. Pensions minister Andrew Smith&#39s contribution is a brief: “Minister courts controversy on pensions – &#39People […]


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