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Barclays Financial Planning appoints new sales director

Barclays has appointed Vincent O&#39Shea as the sales director of Barclays Financial Planning reporting directly to managing director, Jim Reeve.

Barclas says this appointment completes the formation of the Barclays Financial Planning executive team.

Reeve says: “I am delighted to welcome Vincent to Barclays. Regulatory change creates some fantastic opportunities for Barclays Financial Planning and with Vincent&#39s experience in both in the financial services and FMCG sales and marketing space, he is well placed to help us to capitalise on these opportunities and take the business forward.”


The IFA&#39s role on underwriting

As the protection market becomes increasingly competitive, underwriting is gathering importance as a key differentiating factor for advisers when choosing a provider. A critical factor is the ease and speed with which the provider is able to underwrite their client&#39s case. IFAs rate quality of service in the same league as competitive rates and commission. […]

Ambassador Finance acquires AMF London

The sub-prime packager Ambassador Finance has aquired AMF london to form AMF One Stop Mortgages. AMF One Stop Mortgages will be able to poffer whole of market packaging in both conforming and non-conforming sectors to directly authorised intermediaries from November 1. Ambassador Finance managing director Andy Soteriou will head up the new company with Helen […]

Bright Grey underwriter Johnson in move to L&G

Bright Grey chief underwriter Stuart Johnson is leaving the firm to join Legal & General. Johnson will be leaving Edinburgh-based Bright Grey in November so he can move south to be closer to his family. He is regarded as the driving force behind Bright Grey&#39s underwriting team. Since March 2003, the team has grown from […]


Lockyer and FSCS clash

A row has broken out between Berkeley Berry Birch group chairman Cliff Lockyer and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme over the calculation of potential redress against the collapsed Berry Birch & Noble Financial Services. Lockyer has accused the FSCS of “crass stupidity” when calculating potential redress because he disagrees with its assessment of potential claims. […]


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