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Drop in the Ocean

This is the Aegon press team’s sterling imitation of the Ocean’s 13 gang, with Money Marketing (and, no doubt, Aegon) ladies wishing there was a Brad and a George.

At Aegon’s recent Las Vegas-themed Edinburgh Fringe festival jolly, a particularly immature bunch of journos and PRs took to the corner to inhale helium from balloons and talk like chipmunks but when one MM-ite steered the conversation round to the RDR, it became clear that the topic is no more interesting in a funny voice nor if the culprit is wearing a feather boa when speaking, which he was.


Animal Friends gives up LV= commission for veggie discounts

Animal Friends Insurance is sacrificing 75 per cent of the commission it gets from its underwriter LV= to finance the life insurance discounts it is offering vegetarians.The firm said last month that it would give non-meat eaters discounts of up to 10 per cent on their life insurance premiums because they are less likely to […]

Homeloan record high for July

Gross mortgage lending reached its highest ever figure for July at 34.4bn, says the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Look to long term as PI rates set to harden

PYV is warning that professional indemnity insurance rates are likely to rise.Chief executive Neil Pointon says the recent influx of longer-term policy terms being offered is typically a signal that the market is set to harden.Pointon says a longer-term policy could be useful to advisers if they want to safeguard themselves against the risks of […]

Kensington issues guarantee to brokers that it will not pull out of adverse market

Kensington has issued a guarantee to brokers that it has no plans to pull out of the adverse mortgage market after Investec-backed Infinity announced today that the launch of its new product range has been postponed.Both Investec-backed Infinity Mortgages and Unity Homeloans have withdrawn their sub-prime mortgage ranges in recent weeks and have yet to […]


Guide: reporting to the Pensions Regulator — what and when?

Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.


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