View more on these topics

Teps more favourable as interest rates go down

The Bank of England&#39s cut in interest rates last week makes Teps an even more attractive investment as traditional deposit accounts returns go down, according to Policy Portfolio.

Policy Portfolio says Teps it sold that matured in the two years up to October 2001 grew by 10.3 per cent.

Policy Portfolio managing director Brian Goldstein says: “Teps are an ideal stepping stone from deposit based savings to low risk equity investment. They offer steady, stable growth as the basic sum assured and bonuses allocated at the time of purchase are guaranteed.”


Product matters

Twelve months ago, Scottish Provident stood alone in the “menu-based” flexible protection market but over the last year four others have entered.The added competition can only be good news as insurers play catch-up or pass Scottish Provident.The recent enhancements made by Friends Provident echo what is already available elsewhere, with one exception – personal pension […]

Seed Capital to launch third Oxford Technology VCT

Venture capital manager Seed Capital is set to launch its third Oxford Technology VCT in February.The fund is looking to raise £10m and will be managed by the same team as Oxford Technology and Oxford Technology 2.It will be launched into a very saturated market, with more than £300m being sought across new VCTs this […]

Generating fees from commission

There has been much said lately about fees and commission and the benefits or otherwise of each system of inter- mediary remuneration.Some newspaper articles will lead you to think that fees can cut the cost of advice whereas basic maths will tell you that in many cases the opposite is true.Others will tell you that […]

Dead letter drop

I have just had to spend some time with a very upset widow who opened documentation from an investment group that is about to transfer from unit trusts to Oeics.The letter was addressed to “Mr &#39John Smith&#39 Esq Deceased” and started “Dear Unit Holder”.The second page was similarly addressed and invited him to vote on […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm