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Direct Protect attracts 1000 members

Berkeley Berry Birch subsidiary Direct Protect has attracted one thousand members since its launch a year ago. Direct Protect offers term life insurance, critical illness cover, mortgage protection, PHI and general insurance products. Chief executive Don Allan says: “We are totally committed to becoming Britain&#39s most successful protection network. There will always be a place for a professional organisation such as ourselves that is focused on protection.”


Hitting the bottle

The Diary hears that gentlemen prefer being blond. Certainly, some of the old hands in the PR world seem to be backing this up. Latest up for the bottle-blond look is L&G&#39s raven-haired Peter Timberlake, who has recently made the momentous decision to lighten his tone. Has he been listening to too much Eminem? The […]

&#39Fund industry bullish after two years of navel-gazing&#39

Cost-cutting exercises are over for most fund firms as a bullish mood grips the market, despite continued economic uncertainty, according to Jupiter. In an interview with Money Marketing, joint managing director Gordon Davidson says most groups have now slashed as many costs as they can, marking the end of a two-year “period of navel-gazing” that […]

Smee says FSA is not against small IFAs

Aifa director general Paul Smee says the FSA does not want to see the end of smaller IFAs.Smee told delegates at the Bankhall conference that he sees a wider remit for the regulator in future that will go alongside its much discussed lighter-touch regime.He pointed to CP193, the FSA&#39s latest offering on resolving the professional […]

ScotProv team for major cover cases

Scottish Provident has set up a team at its Edinburgh intermediary support centre to manage large protection cases with sums assured of £500,000 and over. The company says this will mean that cases are processed as smoothly and efficiently as possible and intermediaries are kept up to date with their progress.


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