View more on these topics

CIS cuts premium rates for home insurance

Co-operative Insurance Society is slashing the cost of its home insurance premiums by between 2 and 4 per cent.


CIS offers a range of buildings, contents and personal possessions policies and claims this is the fifth consecutive year it has reduced its rates.


It is currently offering new customers taking out buildings or contents insurance an introductory discount of up to £50.


CIS general manager non-life Martyn Bennett says: &#34As the UK&#39s only co-operative insurer, we are committed to giving our policyholders the full benefit of the improvement in the claims experience.&#34


Recommended

eXchange launches on-line mortgage subsidiary

The eXchange is launching an on-line mortgage packaging subsidiary.Enfinance.com will be available to both consumers and IFAs from October 1.The service will be able to process mortgage and re-mortgage applications on-line.The Exchange chief executive Paul Lindsey says: &#34emfinance.com will be a significant net based business adding value for both consumers and intermediaries. The business will […]

Scottish Life swaps senior staff

Scottish Life has announced a top level job swap within its senior management.The swap is part of the life offices long term commitment to broaden the expertise and experience of its senior management.As part of the move Scottish Life assistant general manager marketing Chris Cormack will takeover the position of actuary at Scottish Life International.Cormack […]

FTSE International launches global indices

FTSE International has launched a fresh attack on Dow Jones in its continuing war over global domination of world stockmarket indices.To counteract Dow Jones&#39 launch of its Titans index based on the largest 50 companies in the world earlier this year. FTSE International has responded by launching the FTSE Multinationals and FTSE Global 100 indices.The […]

Paymaster makes four key appointments

Hogg Robinson&#39s specialist pensions administration outsourcing subsidiary Paymaster has made four senior appointments.Keith Broughton has been appointed as annuity services director with responsibility for outsourced annuity payments to insurance companies. He was previously director of outsourcing operations at Sedgwick Outsourcing Services.David Woolf has joined the company as project director responsible for implementation of its services […]

The Downsizing Delusion: Why relying exclusively on your home to fund your retirement may end in tears

By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment