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The Daley Update

Edinburgh Fund Managers has established a range of last-minute Isa collection points for IFAs at Dundee, Reading, Newcastle, Chester, Manchester, Leeds, London and Edinburgh. They will be open until 5pm on April 5 except for Dundee which will close at 4pm. Online applications can be lodged until 11pm on April 5, at www.edfd.com LeggMason Investors has a new website for IFAs and direct customers, offering a 2 per cent discount on the initial charge of Isas bought online. IFAs can view clients&#39 portfolios, check valuations, and question fund managers. The site is www.leggmasoninvestors.com Friends Ivory & Sime entered the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share indices this week following a strong year for the firm. Last year, FI&S shares were the 11th-best performing in the UK, rising by 87.75 per cent. To qualify for the FTSE 250, companies have to make the top 325 biggest UK companies by market volume. On March 6, FI&S was the 278th-biggest company.

Jupiter has set up 15 drop off points for last-minute Isa applications at Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Southampton, Brentwood, London and West Malling in Kent. The points will be open until 5.30pm on April 3. Online applications can be made until midnight on April 5 or until 2pm by phone or post.

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