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Scottish firms lead over stakeholder awareness Website design deal

Hallmark International Marketing subsidiary is giving

away free professionally designed websites to IFAs.

IFA get the website free but must pay £49.95 a month for web hosting

fees, site updates, a mon-thly submission to main search engines, online

support and admin fees.

IFAs can set up a site by visiting Ifa-websites and choosing their design.

Once an order form is completed, the websites can be live within days.

The sites include registration and maintenance of the chosen domain name,

a choice of designs, the IFA&#39s company name, financial information pages

and a map showing the IFA&#39s offices.

They also have online response and enquiry forms which give quotation,

client callback and mortgage requests.

The sites have a financial calculator which will be modified automatically

if tax and pension legislation changes.

IFAs will also get a free listing in Ifa-locator. co.UK, a national

directory of IFAs.

Ifa-websites director Peter Martin says: “IFAs are busy enough as it is in

the rapidly changing world of financial services. Most would love to

establish their firm&#39s presence on the web but getting started can be

difficult when the day-to-day work is piling up. It is our mission to help

all IFAs to establish their business presence on the web.”


IFAP offers guide on endowments

IFA Promotion has produced a factsheet called Confused about Endowments?to help consumers understand endowment-linked mortgages and encourage themto seek independent advice. It explains why endowments are linked tomortgages, how they work, why providers are reviewing them and what peopleshould do if their policy is unlikely to cover their mortgage.

L&G named ABI life insurer of the year

Legal & General was named Life Insurer of the Year at the British Insurance Awards for the third time in four years.According to the judges Legal & General won the award for setting out its stall to succeed in tomorrow&#39s market while still leading in today&#39s.The company was commended for being highly responsive to changes […]

House prices rocket

UK house prices rocketed by almost 10 per cent in the year to June, according to the monthly Halifax house price index.The average cost of a house now stands at £92,122 after house price inflation leapt to 9.7 per cent from 7.3 per cent in May — the biggest rise since this time last year.Halifax […]

Foot and mouth and floods blamed for slump in sales

The Pep and Isa Managers Association is reassuring IFAs and fund managersthat the recent plummet in Isa sales is not a sign that the funds arelosing their appeal. Isa sales were down by 43 per cent to £1.3bn in March from more than£2.3bn in the same month last year and the new tax year started […]

Global income: preparing for a rate rise…

In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]


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