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Cirencester Friendly launches tele-interviewing service

Cirencester Friendly has launched a tele-interviewing service in a bid to speed up the application process and reduce the risk of non-disclosure.

The new service, launched in partnership with MorganAsh, means any health-related questions can now be followed up by MorganAsh without the need for a doctor’s report.

Cirencester Friendly chief executive Paul Hudson says: “Tele-interviewing is fast becoming the preferred approach for companies wishing to streamline their application process because it is faster and provides a greater depth of applicant information at the first stage.  

“We are delighted to have partnered with MorganAsh to provide an improved service both to our clients and to IFAs.”



Ex-Which? chief takes consumer role at FSA

The FSA has appointed former Which? consumer champion Julian Edwards to the new role of consumer senior adviser. The regulator says it established the role to help deliver better outcomes for consumers through “intensive supervision and rigorous risk assessment”. The aim is to also strengthen the FSA’s understanding of consumer issues. Edwards, who took up […]

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A year ago, few were predicting a strong market recovery, with the general view being that recession and high levels of Government debt would prove difficult for UK investors. Corporate bonds and large-cap UK equities were the safe-haven choices. In the end, 2009 produced positive returns for almost all sectors. What will be the best-performing sectors in 2010?


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