The ABI is starting an expert working group on HIV to inform the insurance industry on best practices and policy in dealing with HIV issues. It will be chaired by Professor Donald Jeffries and includes underwriters from leading reinsurers, medical consultants and pinkfinance.com editor and IFA Chris Morgan.
Over 6m Britons prefer to rent than buy as mortgage phobia is gripping the nation, according to Alliance & Leicester. A&L’s latest quarterly index finds that over six million UK adults would rather rent than buy.Nearly half of these are fearful of getting on the ladder due to the cost of a mortgage.Further, 17 per […]
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The Exchange has launched a private medical insurance comparative quotation service, including information from six providers.The six providers for the PMI service are Exeter Friendly Society, Health-on-Line, Norwich Union Healthcare, Prudential Health, Standard Life Healthcare and Freedom Healthnet. Five other providers are also in talks about future involvement.The service will be free to Exweb users […]
Friends Provident saw total life and pensions business rise 33 per cent from 212m to 282m in the first half of 2005 but says the market is difficult to call in the run up to A day. The insurer says margins held up but business volumes in the run up and immediate aftermath of A […]
With continuing legislative changes dominating an already evolving market, regularly auditing your employee benefits schemes has never been more important.
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