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TrustNet launches VCT information provider

TrustNet, the online investment fund information provider, has launched a free venture capital trust service.

The service will provide daily updated prices, performance, charts and background information on all UK VCTs. Where available, hyperlinks to the VCTs&#39 own web-sites will be set up.

TrustNet managing director Graham Bucknall says: “TrustNet users have been requesting information on VCTs for some time now, and we are confident that they will like what they see on our new VCT pages.”


Youngsters keen after learning of stakeholder

Despite the imminent launch of stakeholder pensions in April, only 15 per cent of 16to 24-year-olds have heard of the new scheme, according to res earch by Legal & General. But when stakeholder was explained to this group, it emerged they would be the most likely to buy a plan in the next five years. […]

IF to increase savings rate

Intelligent Finance will increase its top rate for savings to 6.5 per cent from 6.25 per cent from January 16, 2001. The rate is for savings of £100,000 and over. Savers who also have personal loans with IF can receive up to 10.5 per cent on their savings. IF believes that best buy tables should […]

IFA Portfolio GB launches online payment collection

IFA Portfolio GB has launched an online payment collection system for its agents with e-business provider, Ultraviolet. Under the new system IFAs and brokers will be able to make online credit and debit card transactions together with online direct debit collections. IFA Portfolio GB managing director Ted York says: “The Ultraviolet system will put our […]

Bonus rates are cut by Friends and ScotProv

Friends Provident and Scot tish Provident have both cut bonus rates, bla ming poor stockmarket performance and low interest rates for the reductions. FriendsProv has cut most reversionary bonuses on with-profits policies by 0.25 per cent. Scottish Provident has cut its reversionary bonus on with-profits policies from 2.5 per cent to 2 per cent on […]


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