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Axa Isle of Man relaunches website

Axa Isle of Man has relaunched its website to include several new features for IFAs including a new commissions reporting function and revamped quotation facility.

The extranet site from the offshore arm of Axa now allows IFAs to track how much commission they have earned, obtain quotes online and to view policies which are new and have not yet been issued to their clients.


Monkey business

I have read somewhere claims that if a sufficient number of primates are locked in a room with keyboards for long enough, then eventually one of them will replicate a Shakespeare play. In the past, I have viewed this claim with scepticism but a recent event has led me to reconsider.I am, of course, referring […]

Friends thinks positive as new business falls

Friends Provident new business fell by 2.5 per cent to £343m in 2001 from £352m in 2000.But the life company claimed the figures were positive because the 2000 figures partly reflected big volumes of single-premium investment business written in anticipation of possible demutualisation benefits.Friends Provident&#39s new life and pension business increased by 10 per cent […]

Mortgage borrowers turn to advice

Mortgage borrowers are increasingly seeking quality advice when looking for a homeloan, according to research by the Mortgage Code Compliance Board.The regulator says more and more borrowers are ignoring low headline rates and the brand names of lenders when shopping for a mortgage and instead seeking the services of a quality broker or IFA.The MCCB […]

Surge back into Serps is forecast as rebates plunge

Contracting-out rebates are predicted to fall about £1bn short of the value of staying in Serps, driving millions of workers back in to state provision, according to actuaries William M Mercer.Mercer says the rebate levels for contracting out which are due to come in from April are not high enough to match Serps and estimates […]


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