Friends Provident have reported a 64 per cent jump in new business premiums for the first half of 1999.
The life office says equivalent premium income was up £74m to £189m from £115m compared to the same period last year.
Single premium business saw the greatest rise, up 107 per cent to £1,010m fro £487m last year, while annual premiums rose by 33 per cent to £88m from £66m in 1998.
Total new premium business leapt 99 per cent to £1,098m from £553 for the same period last year.
Friends Provident's managing director retail operations Tony Barnes says: "We are at the forefront of the stakeholder pensions revolution. We have award winning protection products and we offer a range of extremely competitively priced products."