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"Sexy poses in the boardroom? I&#39m game." – Abbey National&#39s Basil Larkins on playing up to the camera for Money Marketing.

"It&#39s something I pinched off the back of a bus." – Standard Life Fund Management chief executive Alan Burton describing the new slogan for its ethical trust, An ethical trust which doesn&#39t cost the earth.

"It wouldn&#39t be much fun being a PR if I wasn&#39t always filling someone&#39s glass up." – Brunswick&#39s Rupert Young toasting his job.

"What is the difference between a terrorist and a compliance director? You can negotiate with a terrorist." – Hargreaves Lansdown compliance director Nigel Bence.

"He thinks he gave birth to the income-drawdown debate." – PIA press officer Sarah Modlock after being given a grilling by Independent and former Money Marketing hack Andrew Verity.

"I will send you full details of our Global Scare fund." – NPI sales support staffer making an unethical blunder.


Pick and choose a Select Pep

Framlington&#39s Select investment-trust Pep aims to provide investors with a wider investment choice by offering a selection of internal and externally managed trusts. The Pep would appear to be aimed at the more speculative investor as it concentrates on smaller-cap companies or specialised overseas trusts. It provides two options. The Framlington Option has a choice […]

Win Champagne

Is the mortgage market crazy? Are borrowers being hit with unfair deals? Private Label executive chairman Stephen Knight certainly thinks so. This week, Knight hit out at long-term fixed rates which lock borrowers in at the full variable rate after the fix has expired. Private Label has come up with a mortgage which avoids this. […]

ScotLife boosts national accounts business

Scottish Life has recorded a 50 per cent rise in its national accounts business this year after restructuring its sales management team. Former Axa Equity & Law pensions product market ing manager John Carrick is joining as a national accounts manager in Reading. He is being joined by fellow national accounts manager Trevor Broadbent, previously […]

Newsline spotlights Bupa staff cuts

Newsline reported Bupa cutting its commission-only private medical insurance salesforce by nearly half. Press *News# for the latest industry news.


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