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“Business as usual” for Fortis UK, says Werth

Fortis Life UK managing director Martin Werth has confirmed that the multi-nationalisation of Belgium bank Fortis has had no impact on its UK offering.

Werth says the £8.9bn bailout from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will not affect the bank’s business in the UK.

Fortis entered into the UK protection market in July offering Real Life Cover and Your Life Plan with Lifesearch.

He says: “It is business as usual here at Fortis Life. We are a separate company regulated by the Financial Services Authority and we are well capitlised to meet our plans.”

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