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Cirencester stays close to its roots in rebranding

Income protection specialist Cirencester Friendly Society is rebranding.

The society, originally known as the Cirencester Conservative Association Working Men’s Benefit Society, was founded in 1890 to help safeguard the financial stability of agricultural workers in the Cotswolds.

The new logo aims to stay true to this history while presenting a modern face as an income protection specialist with 23,000 members across the UK.

Chief executive Paul Hudson says: “This is more than just a new logo. It visually demonstrates the changes which have already been made within the society while being reminiscent of its agricultural origins.”


Riley email barrage hits IFAs

Scottish Life has apologised after bombarding over 100 IFA firms with thousands of copies of an email, leaving several advisers’ email systems crippled. CBK principal Peter Chadborn says he got over 2,000 emails containing information on Scottish Life’s new investment bond Riley which clogged up the firm’s system. The Colchester branch of CBK had to […]

Liv Vic to host IHT seminars

Liverpool Victoria is planning a series of free roadshows to educate IFAs on inheritance tax.The 28 seminars will commence in Nottingham and travel the breadth of the country to cover all geographical regions. The roadshow finishes in Newcastle on October 19.The seminars are designed to give IFAs “straight answers and valuable sales ideas.”They will highlight […]

Product matters

There has long been talk regarding an income protection/PA & sickness plan hybrid. Now, finally, one has been launched by British Insurance under the name Safetyfirst. In truth, the plan is an amalgam because the initial 52 weeks’ payments are under- written by Hitachi Capital Insurance Europe, with the Original Holloway Friendly Society underwriting after […]

Liverpool Victoria goes direct for PTA business

Liverpool Victoria is piloting a scheme to sell its pension term assurance products to existing customers via dir- ect mail. The mutual will offer PTA to 45,000 of its existing non-IFA customers in mailouts starting on September 23. Customers will be able to respond to the mailshots by phone and will be asked whether they […]


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