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Cattle drive

Those crazy folk at Kensington Mortgage Company have done their fair share of odd stunts but they may have surpassed themselves last week.

Not content with the entire male staff growing moustaches last year in the name of charity, their latest fund-raising trick was to ask journalists to invest in bull semen, yes, you read it right, bull semen, to help produce more cattle in Africa.

The cause may be worthy but the marketing left one MM hack lost for words when presented with the opportunity, which, as the wording says, “is truly a gift loaded with potential”.


Over 100 staff took part

Over 100 staff at intermediary firm Jelf Group took part in September’s New Dawn Ridgeway Walk and it proved to be a challenge for everyone involved, judging by the photos. The Axa and Jelf-sponsored event saw the group pass its 20,000 target of sponsor…Over 100 staff at intermediary firm Jelf Group took part in September’s […]

IFAs warned of confusion over Revenue’s Qrops list

IFAs with expatriate clients could get caught out if they rely on HM Revenue & Customs’ list of qualifying overseas schemes to decide where to transfer pension funds.HMRC publishes a monthly list of “qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes” that have consented to having their details published for UK scheme administrators wanting to move clients’ pension […]

NU’s business is boosted by A-Day strategy

Norwich Union’s total UK life and pension new business increased by 25 per cent last year to £11.5bn from £9bn.But after the figure is reduced by £361m for lapses, the total sales on a present value of new business premiums basis is cut to £11.1bn, which represents growth of 21 per cent.Parent group Aviva says […]


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