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There will be protection

Has Lifesearch managing director Tom Baigrie had it up to here with life offices and traded in the protection industry for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Nope, it seems that he and Daniel Day Lewis’s character in There Will Be Blood could be related.The UK’s youngest Cefa/Cemaq student Brocha Simon is taking part in a tandem skydive on March 9 to raise money for charity and has chosen Laniado UK as her charity.

Laniado Hospital is a 400-bed humanitarian aid centre in the Middle East founded 30 years ago by a Holocaust survivor on the principle that people from every faith, every race deserve to be treated in a digni-fied manner.

Brocha is aimingto raise £2,000. For further inform-ation, please visit


Govt retreats on parts of Rock bill

The Government retreated on parts of the bill to nationalise Northern Rock in the House of Lords last night.The Government was defeated yesterday when the Lords voted for an independent audit of the bank’s accounts within three months, followed by annual checks.The Lords also agreed the stricken bank should be subject to regular assessments by […]

Most Britons want fixed rate mortgages

Most Britons would prefer a fixed rate mortgage, says research by The survey finds that 57 per cent of the people considering a mortgage would choose a fixed rate over any other type of mortgage product. It also says that 30 per cent of total respondents said they would choose a short term fixed […]

Diverse perspectives

With markets experiencing another frantic week, it seems that investors are being drawn increasingly to investment vehicles which offer small but steady returns.The Investment Management Association says the cautious managed sector saw inflows of £465.7m in the fourth quarter of 2007 and was the most popular sector for the year overall with £1.6bn net sales.AFI […]

Making the reit move

Despite a fanfare launch last year, real estate invest-ment trusts have yet to capture the imagin-ation of either investorsor advisers.


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