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Stockbroker to launch on-line service as UK interest surges

Teather and Greenwood stockbroker is believed to be planning an online broking service for private investors at the end of the year.

Online broking is becoming more popular in the UK in line with the US trend. There are now more than 20 online stockbrokers registered with the FSA.

Online broking allows investors to monitor shares at real-time prices, cheaper than when they are traded through a traditional stockbroker.

Teather which already has a website is understood to want to keep pace with its competitors such as Charles Stanley whose pricate clients can already trade shares online.


Eurolife launches a capital offshore bond

Eurolife Assurance(International) has launched a capital secure offshore bond, open for investment in sterling or US dollars.The bond is linked to the NADAQ 100 Index and provides a 100 per cent capital return with growth ability of up to 60 per cent.The bond is aimed at non-taxpayers of the UK, overseas residents, offshore companies and […]

Minister urges pensions investment in developing countries

A Government minister is urging pension funds to invest more in developing countries.It is also backing multi-national companies operating in developing countries who were targeted by anti-world trade organisation activists.UK pension funds control assets of £800bn and own more than a third of the London stock exchange.International development secretary Clare Short says: “We want to […]

B&B may seek trade buyer

Bradford & Bingley may seek a trade buyer rather than get a London listing in the light of falling valuations for mortgage and savings banks.Their proposed pricing at around ten times historic earnings has dampened down institutional interest in the share offer.Only mortgage and savings banks with aggressive e-banking strategies such as Halifax and Woolwich […]

Millions face slashed pensions under serps plan

Millions of pensioners will find their state pensions slashed from October 2002, the government confirmed today. Pensioners who lose their partners after that date will see their Serps income halved in line with plans laid in 1986.But the Department of Social Security says those who can prove they were misinformed by Benefits Agency staff about […]

Europe: Volatile share prices create opportunities for long-term investors

Mark Page and Laurent Millet, managers of the Artemis European Opportunities Fund, look at why, how and where fluctuations in European markets can generate opportunities for their fund. When asked what the stock market would do next, John Pierpont Morgan is reported to have replied that “it will fluctuate”. His (apocryphal) answer proved accurate. Over […]


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