View more on these topics

Intelligent Finance tie up Dunfermline AFC deal

Intelligent Finance has announced a deal with Dunfermline Athletic Football Club in a new marketing affinity agreement.

Under the three-year relationship, Intelligent Finance will provide savings, current accounts, mortgages and personal loans through joint marketing initiatives to Dunfermline Athletic FC&#39s supporters.

For every product successfully taken out by a supporter, the club will be rewarded by the telenet bank too – helping it generate income to build on its successful youth development programme. This programme which has been headed up John Ritchie for the last three and a half years policy has nurtured talented young players such as Brian Blair and Chris McGroarty.

John Yorkston chairman of Dunfermline Athletic FC, says: “We are delighted to now have this relationship with Intelligent Finance. It is important for us to nurture relationships with local employers and the fact that the main beneficiary is our Youth Development Programme is fundamental.

Ian Jeffery, sales and marketing director of Intelligent Finance, says: “As a local employer in Rosyth, we are delighted to be teaming up with Dunfermline Athletic FC. They are a forward-thinking club which has shown real commitment to serving the local community through their youth initiatives and we look forward to developing a lasting relationship with the club.”

As part of the tie-up, details of Intelligent Finance&#39s integrated banking offer will be included within Dunfermline Athletic FC&#39s match day programme, and on promotional posters and perimeter advertising boards at the club&#39s East End Park grove.


Advisers prevented from choosing high commission

The FSA&#39s proposed suitability requirement is designed to prevent advisers from recommending mortgages that pay them the highest commission rather than products offering the consumer better value, writes Helen McCormick. There are two options and the regulator says that “consumers should not be recommended a particular mortgage if the adviser ought to be reasonably aware […]

Mortgage advice to be split into three categories

Advisers will have to fit into one of three distinct categories when advising clients on mortgage contracts from June 2004. The FSA has distinguished between three types of selling process in its plans for regulation of the mortgage sales process: advised sales, non-advised sales involving a filter-question system, and non-advised execution only sales. Advised sales […]

My mortgage week – Paul Duckworth

Monday: Got to work early (around 7.00am) to prepare for today&#39s group board meeting. Managed to read up on the Sandler report and took on board the comments and views from the trade press (inc. Mortgage Strategy, of course). Spent most of the meeting discussing a pilot with a top lender for our new product, […]

Surrenda-link Appoints New Investment Sales Manager

Chester-based TEP company Surrenda-link has recently appointed Keith Hughes as investment sales manager. Hughes will be chiefly responsible for Surrenda-link Investment Fund and will act as the contact within Surrenda-link for TEP related investments. Ernie Hayes, senior manager, investment funds at Surrenda-link says: “We are delighted to welcome Keith to the investment team. Having worked […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up