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Scottish Widows wins motor industry stakeholder business

The Retail Motor Industry Federation has selected Scottish Widows as its stakeholder pension provider.

The Widows’ stakeholder plan will be available to over a million employees of the RMI’s 10,500 member companies. The scheme will provide access to Widows’ funds, external funds, and a full range of support materials.

Scottish Widows senior manager of corporate business Mark Wareing says: "To be selected as the provider for such a high-profile scheme, which embraces a vast number of employers and employees, reaffirms our commitment to being a major player in the stakeholder market."


Tuning in to broadband

The prospect of high-speed access that is always on, delivered for a flatfixed fee must be one that is highly attractive to any regular internetuser. This is what is promised in the advent of broadband services. We have hadto learn to love the web (or not as the case may be) using unreliabledial-up connections at […]

Kempster back at Pru as IFA head

Former DBS chief executive Tony Kempster is rejoining Prudential in thenew role of distribution director for its intermediary business.The reorganisation, driven by Scottish Amicable chief executive Kim LercheThomsen, is set to leave current group sales director John Cowan without arole. Other senior positions are expected to be scrapped.Kempster will head Scottish Amicable Financial Services, Pru&#39s […]

Website designs for IFAs

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Financial services websites launched by Roberts Clark

Roberts Clark Independent Financial Solutions is launching a series of financial services, legal, tax and accountancy web sites.The IFA says Need An is 15 internet sites combined into one which include Divorce, Wills, Pensions, Savings andTax Free.The site features interactive tools, policy search databases, quotations, online applications and stakeholder designation […]


DB transfer shouldn’t be all-or-nothing

By Steve Webb, director of policy In my recent discussions with advisers, a hot topic has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution pension scheme. With many pension schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. Yet […]


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