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Skipton subsidiary appoints business development director

Skipton Building Society third party administration subsidiary Savings Management is appointing Duncan Gregory as business development director.

Gregory began his career as an IFA with Skipton Financial Services in 1991, and was formerly Savings Management project manager.

Gregory says: “I have been lucky to work within an organisation that prides itself on its continual self development and has such a high regard for its customer service.”



IFAs are increasingly asking me how they should differentiate between themany technology suppliers that are operating in our marketplace. Quality ofproduct is an obvious factor. IFAs need to be using proven products andservices that exactly match their needs and add value to their business. However, there are many marketing buzzwords such as portal, CRM and […]

Clerical closes to GPPs in stakeholder admin crisis

Clerical Medical could struggle to re-establish itself in the group pension market, according to leading pension IFAs, after its stakeholder strategy backfired, forcing its closure to new group business until the first quarter of next year.The company says it has been swamped by unprecedented levels of business after it ruled out cherrypicking of group schemes […]

The cost of fees

The introduction of Cat-standard Isas and stakeholder pensions has effectively anchored charges and commission in a large part of the UK retail investment market. Yet the debate surrounding advice, charges, commission and fees is as heated as it has ever been.The Sandler review now appears ready to jump on the “commission is bad” bandwagon. Although […]

Manchester Building Society – Flexible Tracker Scheme 1

Monday, 13 August 2001.Type: Flexible tracker mortgage.Tracker term: 5 years.Tracker rate: Bank of England base rate plus 0.7 per cent.Minimum loan: £80,000.Maximum loan: Up to 80 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000.Income multiples: Three times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint.Features: Overpayments, payment holidays, lump sum withdrawals, interest calculated […]


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