In brief

Ramesh Sharma

June 1, 2004

Kensington Mortgages has launched a marketing toolkit for intermediaries.

The guide has been designed to help brokers promote themselves while adhering to the FSA rules and includes the areas of compliance and ‘Treating Customers Fairly’, in addition to providing a general marketing overview.

AIFA research reveals broker extranet frustrations

A survey of Association of Independent Financial Adviser (AIFA) members has revealed financial institutions still have a long way to go in providing accurate online product and services information to IFAs through their extranet sites.

53 per cent of the 366 AIFA members questioned admitted they spend between one and two hours per week in lost time as a result of inaccurate extranet information.

Thinc Destini attracts investors

Thinc Destini has approved an investment from Friends Provident and HBOS Financial Services valuing the company at £109 million.

Announcing the investment, Thinc Destini group chief executive Simon

Chamberlain, said: “Thinc Destini has been going from strength to strength during the last four years and this investment into the newly-merged company demonstrates our strong standing in the financial services industry.

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