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Dressed for the weather

No outfit is too outrageous for one Wolverhampton-based IFA.

The firm&#39s managing director, who shall remain nameless, was due to set aside his trademark purple velveteen suit and don his sou&#39wester and sturdiest shoes to help present the local weather forecast from the firm&#39s office as part of the BBC&#39s Children in Need campaign.

The wannabe weatherman was set to assist the bona fide Met Office forecaster by holding up the weather chart.

Earlier rumours that he would be in the buff lying in a bath of baked beans were scary but unfounded.


Up the pole

At last week&#39s Mortgage Expo, one bright spark hit on a great wheeze for grabbing brokers&#39 attention. Majestic Mortgages&#39 stand featured a pole-dancing act while attractions from other exhibitors included bunny girls and other scantily clad young women. This comes on the eve of regulation by the FSA and at a time when self-cert concerns […]

Bupa pledges to stay in pre-funded LTC as NU quits sector

Norwich Union is joining the list of companies looking to get out of the pre-funded long-term care market but Bupa has stressed it is committed to the pre-funded market but is getting out of immediate needs. NU is closing its flexible protection bond to new business from November 24, leaving it with only an insurance […]

BBN starts group risk division

Berkeley Berry Birch subsidiary Berry Birch & Noble Employee Benefits is setting up a specialist group risk division to offer group medical insurance, income protection, life insurance and related benefits. The service will be rolled out to BBB advisers over the next12 months.

Ex-AITC director Harris joins Cicero Consulting

Former director of the Association of Investment Trust Companies David Harris is joining Cicero Consulting as a senior consultant specialising in the retail investment funds sector, with a focus on product development. Harris is a director of three investment trusts and has worked with JP Morgan Fleming, Isis, Collins Stewart, Edinburgh Fund Managers, Exeter Fund […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]


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