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CII opens first office in Middle East

The Chartered Insurance Institue is opening its first Middle Eastern office with a branch set to open in Dubai in early 2006.
The office will be in the Dubai International Financial Centre and is set to help the local authorities drive forward standards in its own insurance industry. The CII is currently recruiting a head of regional business development to run the office. There are currently 930 CII members in the Middle East of which 200 have gained associate status.


Pension reform a continuing process, says Brown

Future pension policy is not a question of reform versus status quo but rather a case of continuing progression, Gordon Brown told the Institute of Directors.He said the Turner Commission will usher in an important debate about the future of pensions and reforms can only be implemented on the basis of a commitment to long-term […]

Clerical teleconferences help advisers with A-Day preparations

Clerical Medical is holding teleconferences with IFAs to help them to prepare for A-Day without leaving their offices. Advisers can dial in to conference calls or have one-to-one conferences. The firm says feedback from the sessions has been positive and advisers have been able to use the sessions to take relevant tests, giving them compliance […]

Gmac launches exclusive range for packagers

Gmac-RFC is launching a new range of non-conforming products exclusively for packagers and remote processors.Gmac is keen to build on its relationship with the packaging sector and will be launching further packager-only products.The non-conforming three year fixed rate has four levels of adverse for both standard and right to buy mortgages. LTV starts from 75 […]

Pack to the future

Our panel assess the likely impact of home information packs on distribution and discuss whether a study to find one-off cost of regulation would be helpful to the industry.

Jelf flexible benefits

In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business. 


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