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Those were the daze

It was a slow Valentine&#39s Day for the Diary. There was the odd rose sent in by admiring readers but unfortunately the Diary was desperate and dateless.

So desperate, that reading back issues of Money Marketing was as exciting as it got. And back in the very first issue of MM in September of 1985 the Diary came across a letter from a bright young technical manager from Equitable Life called MC Daniel. After wishing us luck on our inaugural issue, he commented that most of the problems in knowing the terms of future premiums “may be solved by using Equitable Life&#39s recurrent single-premium plan”.


Network looks for tech-friendly advisers

Former In Partnership dir-ector Shin Yamada has lined up 20 IFAs to join his new network project called Keystone Advisers Partnership. Yamada says he wants to get around 50 RIs on board and is offering a flat fee service which he says will beat most other networks for IFAs with annual turnovers of more than […]

Regulation issue

When new FSA regulation hits mortgage and general insurance providers later this year, the associated impact on brokers will be significant. Since the 19th century, banks, building societies and general insurance companies have been subject to regulation. But new conduct of business regulation from the FSA, due to come into effect this year, will shake […]

Personal finance needs more time in classroom

Van den Hende says pfeg is already working to integrate personal finance education within the teaching of maths through a project funded by the DfES. As a pilot scheme, it will run within five UK schools and will provide a framework to potentially roll-out amongst all schools.She says: “Over the next few months pfeg are […]

Pru reveals tough year in the UK market

The Prudential has announced a 27 per cent drop in group wide operating profit for 2003 at the same time as some UK with-profits policyholders see a drop in their regular bonuses. Annual bonus rates on its Prudence bond were announced last month to remain unchanged, but the insurer has now revealed that personal pensions […]


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