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Record response to Chancery Law Group campaign

Chancery Law Group has attracted over 3,000 enquiries within weeks of the launch of its £140,000 Sunday Telegraph campaign to increase public awareness of the soaring costs of failing to plan for inheritance tax.

The promotion involves the Sunday Telegraph running a series of editorial features that alert the public to the growing problems of inheritance tax and the costs associated with later life. Chancery Law Group expects the promotion to lead to increased enquiries for intermediaries.

Tony Gimple, managing director of Chancery Law Group, says: “There is a huge demand out there for objective inheritance tax planning – as proved by the response we have had to this campaign. If the remaining features planned for 2003 generate similar interest, it is going to be a very busy year for us and also for the professional intermediaries with whom we work.”

Matthew Gilchrist Bennett, chairman of Chancery Law Group, says: “This is the largest promotion there has ever been to highlight the importance of effective inheritance tax planning and we are expecting our introducers to do very well out of this. Their clients will be reading regular articles in the press and be looking for advice on how to take advantage of all the available strategies and reliefs.

“Working proactively with other advisers for the greater benefit of the client is still virgin territory for many financial intermediaries, but we hope that this initiative will go a long way to change that.”


Product changes at Irish Permanent

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Rightmove predicts renewed interest in property market

Seasonal decreases in the housing market during January have been less pronounced than those in 2002, says property website Year-on-year house price inflation rose to 26.5% compared to 22.1% in December. Between December and January prices slipped by 0.4%, a modest amount contrasted with the big seasonal fall of 3.9% in January 2002. The […]

BMS is first sub-prime lender to join ZAN panel

BMSolutions has become the first sub-prime lender to join ZAN Mortgage Solutions, the Zurich Advice Network mortgage panel. Michael Bolton, director of mortgages, BM Solutions, says: “ZAN is one of the UK&#39s biggest mortgage clubs and, as the first sub-prime lender to join the panel, we&#39re looking forward to making members awnare of our market […]

New managing director at Origo

The chief executive of Origo, the Edinburgh-based financial services e-standards body, is to retire at the end of March. Sandy Neilson has led the firm for 11 years and intends to pursue a mix of non-executive and other interests both in the financial services arena and further afield. Neilson will be succeeded at Origo by […]

Auto enrolment – so far so good?

Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager The recent report from the Pensions Policy Institute demonstrates the sheer scale of auto-enrolment so far and what we can expect in the future. We’ve pulled out the key information to save you reading the full report. Auto enrolment in numbers Sources: Pensions Policy Institute, The Future Book: Unravelling […]


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