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Standard revamps year-old loan plan

Standard Life is revising its loan plan to mark its first anniversary adding a cancellation deed that the client can sign to bring the loan to an end, creating a lifetime gift for IHT purposes.


Mifid rules use flexible approach

The final draft of the Mifid level 2 rules reveal that the EU is adopting a flexible principle-based approach, giving the FSA scope for implementation. Advisers will not have to record all client conversations but will face more stringent rules regarding product suitability justifications.

House price rises are slowing, says report

The Land Registry has revealed annual house price increases are slowing.Its latest residential property price report covering October to December 2005 shows the average house price in England and Wales was 191,327.That represents an annual increase of 4.6 per cent, compared to an annual increase of 11.82 per cent for the same period last year.Sales […]

NAPF helps set up mediation service

Mortgage provider Home of Choice is planning on branching out into pensions and investments. It is looking for a partner to introduce business to with a launch planned later this year.

Neptune India: three stocks we’re buying & the one we’re not

By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities The Neptune India Fund’s investment process serves as a key differentiating feature of the portfolio versus its peers, contributing to its significant outperformance under Manager Kunal Desai’s tenure. Focusing on industry disruption, accounting quality, liquidity and corporate governance, Kunal sets out three stocks that he’s buying in the […]


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