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Discount life insurance for vegetarians

Vegetarians are to be rewarded for their healthier lifestyle with discount life insurance rates from Animal Friends Insurance, the not-for-profit insurance agency.

AFI is offering first year discount of 25 per cent on life insurance rates, with its Vegetarian Term Life policy, underwritten by Liverpool Victoria. AFI says it will donate all of its profits to animal welfare groups and animal rescue projects.

AFI founding director Elaine Fairfax says: “Epidemiological evidence indicates that vegetarians suffer less from chronic disease but the insurance industry has not yet recognised this.”


Alliance Trust companies appoint lawyer to board

International investment trust companies the Alliance Trust and the Second Alliance Trust are both appointing Lesley Knox as non-executive director.Knox was formerly governor of the British Linen Bank when it was bank of Scotland&#39s merchant banking arm, and was previously with Slaughter & May and Shearman & Stirling, as a solicitor, in New York.The two […]

A Consumer&#39s View

As the economy slows, new business drops off and profit margins are squeezed by the 1 per cent stakeholder regime, financial services companies would do well to heed a warning from FSA chairman Howard Davies.Somewhat late in the day, the FSA is getting tough with institutions over their poor administration. “Of course, costs must be […]

Young artists vie for IFAP prize

The final of IFA Promotion&#39s children&#39s charity art competition takes place this week between 14 young artists at the Imagination Gallery in London.The winners of the Paintbox Appeal regional heats are set to join up with IFAs, IFAP sponsors and industry figures to see who scoops the first prize which totals £1,800. The winner gets […]


It does not take a genius to recognise that if you want something that is absolutely right for you and you are looking for value for money, it makes sense to shop around. The problem is, though, that the process of shopping around is seldom an appealing experience. Boring is the word that springs to […]

Managing customers in drawdown

By Lorna Blyth, Investment Marketing Manager Delivering a decent drawdown review process takes time and resources. This article looks at how you can manage drawdown clients in a more cost-effective way. Most advisers are seeing an increase in drawdown clients following pension freedoms. Often these are clients with lower fund sizes, which means advisers are […]


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