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Bristol & West in tied deal with ZFS

Bristol & West is establishing a tied arrangement with Zurich Financial Services.

The new relationship will give B&W customers access to a range of Eagle Star products including investments, life insurance, critical illness insurance, Threadneedle funds and Allied Dunbar pensions.

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Scarborough flex goes redemption free

Scarborough Building Society has introduced the flexible lifetime discount mortgage.This mortgage is available for loans up to 95 per cent of valuation and a maximum of £250,000. It has a 1.4 per cent discount for the life of the loan which gives a current payable rate of 5.59 per cent. There is no arrangement fee […]

IFAs boost business at Britannic by 23%

Britannic Group&#39s new business through IFAs has jumped by 23 per cent to£106m from £86m in the six months of this year compared with thesame period last year. It says the growth in IFA business is due to the strong performance ofsubsidiaries Britannic Retirement Solutions and Britannic Money. Annuity specialist Brit-annic Retirement Solutions sold £55m-worth […]

IFA sales surge at Scottish Friendly

Scottish Friendly Assurance has seen a 35 per cent surge in IFA businessin the first half of this year to £739,000 from £547,000 for thesame period last year. The friendly society bel-ieves increased trade marketing activity and ahigher profile among IFAs are the reasons for this growth. Sales through direct marketing rose by 20 per […]

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