Assureweb has launched its new business tracking service allowing advisers to see the status of all new business applications submitted to providers from registration until the policy goes live.
Lehman Brothers has appointed former RBS stalwart Louis Kaszczak as its intermediary business development executive. Kaszczak, who quit as head of corporate distribution at RBS Intermediary Partners last October, will work across Lehman’s three mortgage brands London Mortgage Company, South Pacific Mortgage Limited and Preferred. Lehman chief executive Simon Hinshelwood says: “I would like to […]
The Association of British Insurers says it hopes the Government is not trying to manipulate the system to achieve its low-cost vision for personal accounts by raising the contribution cap.Deputy director-general Stephen Sklaroff is concerned that, by increasing the annual cap from £3,000 to £5,000 in the second Pensions White Paper, the Government is trying […]
Fitness First and Bupa have joined forces to offer thousands of free health club annual memberships to people who buy Bupa Health Insurance.
The Office Fair Trading has warned 17 firms promoting Individual Voluntary Arrangements that it considers their adverts and websites potentially mislead consumers. This follows a compliance sweep undertaken by the OFT in November of 124 adverts in national newspapers and 57 websites promoting and marketing IVAs. Some of the claims made about IVAs were considered […]
Manager Adrian Gosden explains how a strong balance sheet means companies can survive volatility – even in the aftermath of a debacle like VW’s. To watch the video click here
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