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Citrus Media / The Scottish Life Assurance Company


-Citrus Media

-The Scottish Life Assurance Company

-Launch of DC Solutions

A gold winner for its strong content, ease of use and for being easy to understand


-Legal & General

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Strongly focused content which recognises the needs of the IFA community.


-Standard Life Assurance

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Critical market for IFAs

IFA sales of critical-illness cover rose by 22.5 per cent last year,according to Swiss Re Life & Health&#39s Health Watch featured exclusively inthe Money Marketing Focus Healthcare survey published this week.Overall critical-illness insurance sales rose to 90,584 from 88,171 in 1998.The survey also deals with uncertainty in the long-term care market andthe potential of healthcare […]

Penalty-free transfer dilemma

Skandia Life pensions development senior manager Brian Newbould respondsto Standard Life&#39s views on transfersStandard Life&#39s article headlined, Think about customers&#39 needs (MoneyMarketing, April 27), casts serious doubts over how many top pensionproviders can claim to offer their customers penalty-free transfers betweenplans.The article contains a paragraph which throws into doubt how manycompanies have been able to […]

Abbey buys 5% stake in US firm E-loan

Abbey National is entering a strategic alliance with US on-line mortgagegiant E-loan after buying 5 per cent stake in the company for 6.5m.The bank says its purchase of the equity stakes was a good investmentafter Charles Schwab also took a 5 per cent stake.Abbey says the new alliance could take many forms, including its proposedonline […]

Goodfellows offers 20% protection commission

Specialist underwriting agency Goodfellows is offering a disabilityprotection package paying 20 per cent commission.Disability Safe aims to provide an “all needs covered” disability packagecovering accidental death, income protec- tion and permanent disability.Goodfellows says the 20 per cent commission level compares favourablywith equivalent products which pay 12 per cent.The company says Lloyd&#39s is underwriting the product […]


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