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Software company sponsors IFP

Software specialist 1st Software is sponsoring the Institute of Financial Planning in support of its wealth-planning approach to financial advice.

The firm says it predicts a polarisation of the market between those providing financial advice and those offering financial planning, and for this reason it is offering support to the IFP which promotes fee based and professional qualifications.

IFP chief executive Nick Cann says: “We see technology as a vital tool to enable financial planner to run their businesses efficientloy and we are delighted 1ST has agreed to become a main sponsor.”


Pensioners with attitude

Growing old gracefully may be something to which we all aspire but growingold comfortably is going to require a wholesale change in attitude. The financial services industry cannot afford to be complacent. The oldare getting older and are getting more demanding. Everyone recognises that we are living longer but few appreciate by howmuch. One estimate […]

IFA updates Equitable Life guide

IFA Dennehy Weller & Co has updated its free guide for policyholders ofbeleaguered pension provider Equitable Life. The guide, last revised inJanuary, highlights the main options that policyholders have followingEquitable&#39s recent decision to slash the value of its pension plans by 16per cent across the board. The IFA suggests alternative pension providersin the guide after […]

Exclusive offering 105% LTV on loan

Mortgage packaging network Exclusive Connections is introducing a mortgageoffering 105 per cent loan to valuation. The product, which is funded by Mortgage Express, is based on a currentpayable rate of 6.25 per cent with a 1 per cent discount for two years. The loan is subject to income multiples of 3.25 per cent or 2.5 […]

Mellon moves into hedge territory

Mellon Global Alternative Investments, the UK-based subsidiary of the US company Mellon Financial Corporation, has introduced the Mellon global alternative investment fund.Domiciled in Dublin, the product is a fund of hedge funds that has been set up as an open-ended investment company (Oeic). It is aimed at offshore investors, as well as UK citizens, who […]


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