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ABI to keep TPD

The Association of British Insurers has scrapped plans to remove total permanent disability from critical-illness plans after members’ rejection of its proposal.



Proving time

Justin Urquhart Stewart asks what is there to show for £500m of platform development?


Fisher told MM that company took no commission

Comments made this week by Towry Law chief executive Andrew Fisher appear at odds with claims he made in 2007 that neither his advisers nor his firm takes commission of any kind. It emerged last week that Towry Law takes £6m a year in trail commission for clients it cannot identify. Fisher insists they are […]

AMI wants lenders to check income plausibility with ONS

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is calling on the regulator to allow lenders to verify borrowers’ incomes by using employment data collected by the Office for National Statistics. Speaking at the Mortgage Expo held at Olympia in London last week, AMI director Rob Sinclair said he thought that the regulator would be open to the […]


Neptune video: UK economy: a sustainable recovery?

After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.

In the video, Martin addresses the following:

• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders


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