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Business up by 24% at Swiss Life

Swiss Life has reported an increase of 24 per cent in new business written during 2002, up to £53m from £42m in 2001.

The provider says during the last year it enjoyed substantial growth in both critical illness and income protection sales.

Managing director Brian Hurd says the fact IFAs have stuck with Swiss Life as it searches for a new parent company pays testimony to the strong market position it enjoys.

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