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Axa Life alters outsourcing deal

Axa Life and outsourcing firm Liberata have altered their fixed-term business process outsourcing deal to a longer-term or “evergreen” arrangement.


Portman unveils five per cent growth in assets

Portman Building Society has announced a five per cent increase in assets to 18.7bn in its interim results to June 30 2006.The group’s savings balances increased by six per cent to 12bn with net inflows of 439m, compared with a net outflow for the same six month period in 2005.Profit before tax also increased by […]

Origo axes personal liability in contracts

Origo has removed the per-sonal liability that each adv-iser bears under its Unipass digital certificate contracts following user concerns. Origo managing director Paul Pettitt says the move was made after feedback from users, notably Sesame, unhappy about a clause in the contract suggesting personal adviser liabilities of up to 15,000. Pettitt says Origo has been […]

A tight spot

Following a nasty three-year cyclical bear market, equity markets generally bottomed in March 2003, rallying until May 2006 to then experience their biggest correction for three years. Does this weakness represent the start of something bigger? Are we about to revisit the low end of the range or is this merely a correction within an ongoing cyclical bull?


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