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Bun for your lives

The Diary understands that PRs at Lansons were forced to make a mass exodus from their Farringdon headquarters last week after one of their best and brightest set off the fire alarm while making a snack.

Liz Wilder, or Smokey as she is now known by her colleagues, was apparently so distracted by her work that she apparently forgot to keep an eye on the toaster, resulting in a rather well-done bagel.

While the Diary applauds Liz&#39s obvious dedication, may we make one suggestion- that she considers taking a cooking course in her spare time.


Tough line on advertisers

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. How many of us have glimpsed an advert and been lured in by something that looks like an amazing deal, only to find that, on closer inspection, there are hidden features or conditions that mean it is not nearly as attractive as it […]

Traded lives fund bids for 12% return

A new market entrant is launching a traded lives investment fund which is aiming for a 12 per cent return by investing in American life insurance policies. The Fortress Group International fund is an alternative investment opportunity which buys life insurance policies from US citizens with short life expectancies. Fortress says the collective investment fund […]

Children&#39s CI claims rise by 20% at ScotProv

Scottish Provident saw a 20 per cent increase in children&#39s critical-illness claims in the last six months of 2003. The protection specialist has revealed to Money Marketing that the two biggest causes of claims for children are now leukemia and bacterial meningitis. Head of marketing and product development Nick Kirwan says although it is difficult […]

NDF Administration – UK Defined Bonus Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £7,000 Term: Six years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 50% and returns to at least its initial level Return: 7.5% of original investment at end of year […]


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