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Exchange adds Pioneer’s PIP plan

Pioneer’s specialist professional income protection plan has been added to The Exchange’s Exweb portal.

Along with Pioneer’s Pure Protection policy, Exweb’s 25,000 users will now be able to cross-quote against PIP – aimed at professionals and workers in low risk industries.

The Exchange managing director David Child says: “We are delighted that Pioneer has chosen to expand its IP offering on Exweb, giving our users access to its new PIP product.”

Pioneer chief executive Andrew Chapman says: “Choosing Exweb as our first online e-commerce partner last September, was a logical step in Pioneer’s strategy to expand its IP distribution channels. We welcome the increased volumes of business this has now brought and feel confident that the innovative new PIP will be equally well received by all.”


Finance firms among the top marketing spenders

Media advertising spending is rising at its fastest rate in seven years, with service providers, which includes the financial services sector, topping the list, according to the Bellwether Report’s second quarter update.The report shows that 24 per cent of firms’ marketing budgets rose in the second quarter and only 15 per cent of bud-gets dropped, […]

Mullins quits Aifa in move to Dubai

Aifa director of public affairs Tracey Mullins is to leave the organisation and is moving to Dubai. She joined the trade body in November 2000 and had responsibilities across the association’s family of trade bodies. A replacement has yet to be decided.

Crown Equity Release warns pensioners over sale-and-rent schemes

Crown Equity Release has urged pensioners and the industry to be cautious when considering sale-and-rent alternatives to equity release for the elderly. It claims that many unscrupulous firms are targeting cash-strapped pensioners who have valuable assets, buying their homes at below market value and renting it back to the former owners. However, in a large […]

FSA to keep monitoring lenders’ exit fee stance

The FSA has updated on how mortgage lenders have responded to concerns that mortgage exit administration fees have been increased unfairly.It has found that most major lenders have opted either to charge a fee that cannot be varied during the lifetime of the mortgage or to remove the exit fee altogether. Other lenders will charge […]

Welcome to The Brunner Investment Trust PLC

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the trust’s portfolio manager Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities ratcheted higher throughout February, buoyed by optimism about global growth and corporate earnings. All regions advanced, although Japan tended to lag many other markets. In sector terms, healthcare, information technology, consumer staples and […]


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