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Axa appoints new marketing director

Axa has announced the appointment of Dave Whitaker as its marketing director.

Whitaker joins having spent 20 years at Clerical Medical where he was a director responsible for retail marketing.

At Axa he will be take control of design and development as well as promotion of Axa&#39s life, pensions and investment products and manage a department of around 100 people.

Axa chief executive Paul Evans says: “Dave brings significant experience of working closely with IFAs and directing the build and launch of successful products.”


Treasury says home reversion to be regulated

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That will be the A-day

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Endowment complaints set to continue says FOS

Numbers of mortgage endowment complaints will likely continue to increase for the next two years according to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Speaking at the Building Societies Association&#39s annual conference in Manchester yeasterday, principle Ombudsman (banking and loans) David Thomas told delegates he believed the number of mortgage endowment complaints was likely to continue to increase […]


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