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Friends restructures team

Friends Provident is restructuring its UK life and pension management team.

Simon Clamp becomes managing director (UK sales and marketing), Jane Stevens becomes managing director (operations) and Rocco Sepe takes on the role of managing director (international).

Group chief executive Keith Satchell says: “For sales and marketing, it brings a more co-ordinated approach, for operations, it reflects the number of activities that span business unit boundaries and for international, it recognises the importance of developing this business.”


Lincoln Financial deal with Exchange

The Exchange has announced that Lincoln Financial Group will be listing its whole of life protection policy on the Exweb platform.It is the first new business announcement since Vertex confirmed its intention to acquire The Exchanges parent Marlborough Stirling.Lincoln will only be listing the life cover option on the Exweb quotation tool, although other benefits […]

Product Matters

Barely a week passes without a call for action by Chancellor Gordon Brown to change the way in which stamp duty is charged and rightly so. The banding system and, more importantly, the lack of amendment to these bandings over the years means that stamp duty has become a bigger burden for more borrowers. Hopefully, […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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