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-FIYA Escape

This advert is commended for its good use of the medium and for being well targeted to its audience. There is effective use of humour and it is a good offer.


-Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper

-Abbey National


Direct, simple and a clearly stated proposition are the qualities which make this advert a silver winner.



-Family Assurance

-Child&#39s Play

Brann&#39s advert proves that a low budget can work. It is both real and natural.


Warning as IFAs push for more commission

IFAs could be shooting themselves in the foot with demands for ever highercommission, claims Andersen Consulting.The claims come as IFA network Countrywide and national IFA Towry Law aredemanding that life offices pay them more commission.Countrywide&#39s owner Misys is also believed to be flexing its collectivemuscle after bringing together four networks to hammer out a futurebusiness […]

Abbey National launches online bank

Abbey National has joined the online banking market, launching its own internet based banking service.The bank hopes to attract one million customers to its service within a year, and five million over the next four years. It faces stiff competition in this goal, as many of its competitors have already gone online.Barclays has more than […]

Home economics

Our elderly mother Emily is in need of long-term care in a privateresidential home. The fees quoted are 350 a week.Emily has 10,000 in a building society account and a house worth 250,000.In addition, she receives an income of 9,500 a year made up of a widow&#39spension and the state pension.Please advise us on who […]

Clerical offers stake support

City of London workers will soon get the chance to strap themselves tohorizontal poles and play human table football on a giant inflatable pitch.Save the Children is hosting its annual tournament to raise money atBroadgate Arena in the City of London between June 12 and 16. Once again,the charity is inviting City companies to enter […]

The Downsizing Delusion: Why relying exclusively on your home to fund your retirement may end in tears

By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]


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