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The green house effect

The Ethical Investment Association is holding a seminar with the theme of Property and Land, the Ethical Way. Being held in Birmingham on December 1, the seminar will look at alternatives to equities and sociallyand environmentally-responsible ways of borrowing to finance house purchases.

Speakers will include John Fleetwood of Philips Securities, discussing a new discretionary fund management service available to IFA clients, and Ian Hook of Quadris Environmental Investments, who will talk about the GoodWood fixed-rate shares fund.

The responsible lending sessions will feature Standard Life Investments investment director Angela Burns, Norwich & Peterborough&#39s Scott Taylor-Barr and Co-op Bank&#39s Steve Winfield. Those interested in attending should contact 0207 440 9717.


Scottish Mutual – Choice Income Bond

Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Income or growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-£250,000 Term: Five years: Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 40% and returns to its starting value Return: 0.4% monthly income, 5% annual income or 26% growth at end […]

Mortgage club anger over Brain promotion

Mortgage clubs are furious after Mortgage Brain sent a letter to its users promoting Mortgage 2000&#39s mortgage club. The letter, which is headed with Mortgage Brain&#39s logo and signed by head of marketing Claire Kennedy, was sent out at the beginning of November. It invites users to sign up for an exclusive mortgage club, 1st:Source, […]

Bupa pulls out of immediate needs long term care

Bupa has announced it is withdrawing from the immediate needs long term care market, but is to continue offering pre-funded plans. The decision, effective as of December 1, follows a strategic review of Bupa Health Assurance, the group&#39s long term care insurance business. It plans to “strengthen its focus” on the group risk and individual […]

The miles file

What are British savers to make of the unfolding scandal in mutual funds on the other side of the Atlantic? Is this simply yet another political platform for the ambitions of Eliot Spitzer, the New York attorney general? Or is the heart of popular capitalism in the US truly corrupt? Since Mr Spitzer announced an […]


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