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SIPPcentre offers IFAs co-branding facility

The SIPPcentre is offering IFAs a co-branding facility which will see advisory firms&#39 logos on the pensions administrator&#39s website and marketing literature.

The offer is only available to IFAs registered with the SIPPcentre, which is a subsidiary of Sippdeal. IFAs can register through

Managing director Andy Bell says: “The true brand loyalty for most financial transactions lies with the IFA and not the provider. Our co-branding facility effectively allows IFAs to have their own co-branded SIPP without diluting the integrity of their independence.”


House prices still increasing but at a slower rate

House price rises are continuing to ease, says Halifax&#39s monthly house price index, with a 1 per cent rise in November. This is down from October&#39s increase of 1.4 per cent and November 2002&#39s increase of 1.9 per cent. Halifax says annual house price inflation now stands at 14.1 per cent, down from 16.7 per […]

National IFA census launched

A nationwide census of IFAs is to go live in January 2004. IFA Census, launched by NMG Research in association with Aifa, will be a monthly survey of IFA opinions and attitudes focusing on issues of most interest to IFAs. IFAs who are Aifa members can complete the survey on the Aifa website or by […]

Keir is joining Swip in UK equities investment role

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed David Keir as investment director UK equities. Keir is a chartered accountant and joins Swip from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he has been investment manager covering UK equities. He will take charge of retail and institutional business, including research, replacing Graham Campbell who left the firm to set up […]

Wilful deprivation

Both my parents are in long-term care. Most of their assets are owned by my father so only he has to contribute to the cost of his care. While my mother is by no means fit and healthy, she could nonetheless live for many more years. My father, however, is in very poor health and […]

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.


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