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Fitzgerald retires from Royal London

Royal London&#39s sales director Barry Fitzgerald is to retire after more than 30 years with the mutual life insurer.

Fitzgerald joined Royal London in Colchester in 1972, holding several senior appointments in the sales department before joining the board in 1997 as sales and marketing director.

His sales role is to be split, with Chris Large running Royal London&#39s Consultancy Service and Keith Richards heading up a new direct sales force.

Group chief executive Mike Yardley says: “He has been hugely supportive of the group over many years and instrumental in the changes we have made to our business.”


Loans to Newcastle

Newcastle Building Society is to carry out mortgage processing, packaging and underwriting duties for High Street Home Loans. The deal has already resulted in four new recruits for Newcastle, and the company expects this number to rise. General manager Colin Greaves anticipates that the new partnership will process up to £150 million of mortgage balances. […]

Median Insurance Management – Smartgard

Type: Mortgage payment protection insurance Maximum benefit: £1,500 or 125% of monthly mortgage repayment, whichever is lower Benefit payment term: 12 months Deferred period: 30 days Premium: £3.25 per £100 for unemployment cover, £3.25 per £100 for accident and sickness cover, £4.95 per £100 for accident, sickness and unemployment cover Commission: Initial 25 -35% Tel: […]

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Wednesday and it is a day of meetings in London and the launch of ournew business Onevoice which will bring communications and consultancyservices to financial services companies as well as across thefashion and music sectors.Since my big move to Leeds – and please no more references to flat capsor whippets – I have become a […]

IFAs wanted for focus groups on e-commerce

Origo and Sofa are teaming up to ask IFAs to voice demands about howthe industry can improve business processes between IFAs andproviders.They want input from IFAs on what services should be developed in thefuture and what can be done to make the most of electronic optionsalready available.They are looking for IFAs to take part in […]

DB transfers – one more factor to consider

Jim Grant – Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst We look at how higher DB transfer values could cause a lifetime allowance issue and how that affects the advice process. Advisers are receiving an increasing number of requests from clients looking to transfer their pension from final salary schemes to personal pensions. This is a […]


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