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Group protection offer from Unum

UnumProvident has launched a new product in its group protection product range called Capital Option. The product pays income benefits for an incapacitated employee for two, three or five years. It also will provide a lump sum to an employer to, for example, enhance a pension if an employee is unable to return to work and must retire prematurely.

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Polin makes return to Aberdeen

Jonathan Polin, the former managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management, has rejoined the group less than 18 months after he left to join HSBC Asset Management. Polin quit AAM in late 2002 after seven years to head HSBC&#39s intermediary business, where he won plaudits for stabilising the company following a series of major manager departures. […]

Out of context

•”He&#39s so quiet, retiring and shy that he wouldn&#39t mention it.” – ScotLife&#39s Patricia Henderson on boss Alasdair Buchanan&#39s Headline Money Pensions Press Officer of the Year gong •”He uses Polyfilla to control them.” – Yorkshire Building Society press officer Tanya Mills explains how colleague David Holmes keeps his homosexual tortoises quiet. •”I always quiver […]

Strength in numbers

The announcement last week that the Treasury will now include home reversion in the regulation of equity release is being hailed as a welcome change of heart on the part of the Government. Most people in the industry and many consumers felt strongly that home reversion should be regulated. However, before last week&#39s news, the […]

Out of character?

Character assassination or flattering portrait? The Diary is not sure but it certainly looks as if mortgage supremo Chris Cummings (characterised left) is ready to embrace the whole mortgage industry. This little gem comes courtesy of Infinity Mortgages, which is giving brokers at the Mortgage Expo in Manchester the opportunity to see what sort of […]

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