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Thinc Destini enters into Hips deal

Thinc Destini launches into a new home information pack deal with

The process is web based allowing sellers to complete a Hip online and offers an interest free “buy now, pay later” option.

Thinc Destini has teamed up with in order for its sales force to have the opportunity to link up and develop relationships with estate agents. It will also help existing estate agent contacts cope with Hips when they come into force in 2007.

Thinc Destini executive deputy chairman David Collett says: “Introducing smaller estate agents to could increase their profitability – many of them need additional income after ceasing to sell mortgage business since it became regulated by the FSA last October. Hips will allow Thinc Destini to agree more strategic alliances with estate agencies – which in turn should lead to more clients doing business with us.”


Standard surveys savings gender

Older men are more likely to be saving and using an IFA than younger women, according to research by Standard Life. The survey of 1,500 people, conducted by Experian in July, shows that most 26-35-year-olds think there are better things to spend their money on than saving. But at the same time, more 26-35-year-olds intend […]

A charter for the future

Chartered financial planner status is finally a reality after the Privy Council confirmed the title can now be granted. After four years of campaigning for the move, the Chartered Insurance Institute deputy director general Bob Bullivant says the qualification puts financial advice on the same professional footing as accountants and legal professionals. He describes chartered […]

PFS appoints two vice-presidents

Syndaxi Financial Plan- ning director Robert Reid and Nicholls Stevens Financial Services princi- pal Carole Nicholls have been appointed vice-pres- idents of the Personal Finance Society.

Standard to use float cash to boost with-profits fund

Standard Life will not demutualise until the latter part of 2006 and says it will use some of the flotation cash to boost its with-profits fund. The firm is giving little infor-mation on timings, size of windfall payments or future dividend payments but says members will get a further update this year. The definition of […]

Responsibility Matters

The latest update from the Sustainable Investments Team at Royal London Asset Management, Responsibility Matters, is now available. In this edition the team look at issues such as the growing acceptance of sustainable investing and technology in China. Read the update here: The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and […]


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