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Friends signs distribution with Countrywide

Friends Provident has payed £25 m in a deal with estate agency group Countrywide for the sole distribution of mortgage-related protection products.

At the same time the life company has sold its estate agency network to Countrywide for £21m.

Countrywide expects to receive £250m over the next 15 years from the agreement, which would see Friends Provident’s double the amount of protection business it writes.


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Money Marketing has too much respect for its readers to call for Sir Howard Davies to be stuck in a barrel and shot. Or any of his staff. After all, two or three of them may even be quite good at their jobs. The FSA chairman is reported in The Independent to have made a […]

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RSAE and Framlington team up

Pack says the reputation is: “Declining, and the company isselling off sectors.” He adds that its reputation has never beenmarvellous, but it is worse now.Marsh is slightly more enthusiastic, calling it fair, but saying it isFramlington’s reputation that is relevant in this case, andthis is good.The panel has differing opinions on the past performance ofFramlington. […]


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