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Woolwich in L&G protection plans deal

Woolwich is to offer Legal & General protection prod-ucts through its UK

distribution channels from October. The L&G deal is part of a restructuring

of Woolwich&#39s salesforce, which will see sales of all long-term savings,

investments and pensions moving to Woolwich Independent Financial Advisory

Service later this month.


US giant setting sights on UK IFAs

US investment giant Massachusetts Financial Services is set to enter theUK IFA market in January with a new range of UK-based funds with differentshare classes for fee and commission-based advisers. Boston-based MFS, which has around $150bn (£107bn) under management,is the fifth-biggest fund manager in the US. The company plans to start its UK assault with […]

Misys and Skandia in fund supermarket link

Users of Misys&#39s portal m-link will now have access to Skandia&#39s online fund supermarket, multifundshop, as the two companies announce a partnership. The deal covers Skandia&#39s MultiISA, MultiPEP and MultiFund, giving IFAs online access to over 200 funds. Skandia also says the two New Star funds, UK Growth and European Growth are exclusively available through […]

Scottish firms lead over stakeholder awareness Website design deal

Hallmark International Marketing subsidiary is givingaway free professionally designed websites to IFAs. IFA get the website free but must pay £49.95 a month for web hostingfees, site updates, a mon-thly submission to main search engines, onlinesupport and admin fees. IFAs can set up a site by visiting Ifa-websites and choosing their design.Once an order […]

Pru and ScotAm valuations on AssureWeb

AssureWeb is to offer online life and pension policy valuations from Prudential and Scottish Amicable.IFAs are now able to check Pru and ScotAm surrender values and fund values online. AssureWeb says it expects other providers to come on board in the coming months.AssureSoft commercial director David Child says: “The service is another example of AssureWeb&#39s […]

Happy while you work

Well we’ve had scorching weather (yes even up here in Scotland!) and now the Euros 2016 are on – you can’t blame people for wishing life was just one big holiday.  With all these distractions it sometimes feels like work just gets in the way of having a good time! But sunny day skivers are […]


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