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Standard hits the snail on the head

Nice to see Standard Life’s corporate responsibility manager Andrew Marshall-Roberts getting down and dirty for a good cause.

The provider has set up a Treemail scheme which aims to replant a forest in the Scottish Highlands with a 100,000 donation to the Trees for Life charity.

Standard has pledged to buy a seedling for each of the first 100,000 policyholders who supply their email address so that the company can communicate with them via email rather than wasting vast sums of paper on snail mail.


Property better than shares, says UCB

Mortgage brokers are saying people will benefit further by investing in property rather than in shares over the next five years but only just.The survey by UCB Home Loans says of 523 brokers, 55 per cent thought property would give them higher returns, whilst 45 per cent preferred shares.According to Nationwide, the FTSE 100 grew […]

Standard Life International breaks into offshore market

Standard Life International has moved into the offshore investment market with the launch of an international bond.The bond will be sold and administered from the recently established offshore office based in Dublin and will be available to all UK residents and UK companies.Main features of the product include tax deferral and control available to the […]

UBS appoints head of UK retail marketing

UBS has appointed Peter Beckett from Schroders as head of UK retail marketing. Beckett will be responsible for all marketing and communication initiatives to intermediaries in the UK, also working closely with the UK sales team. He will report to UBS managing director and head of UK retail Graham Kane. Kane says: We are delighted […]

HSBC investments appoints UK chief investment officer

HSBC Investments has appointed Roger Noddings as chief investment officer of its UK business.Noddings will have overall investment responsibility for all investment activities in the UK, heading the private clients, multimanager and liquidity investment teams. He will report to HSBC global chief investment officer Joanna Munro and HSBC Investment’s UK chief executive Dean Buckley. Prior […]


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