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Hat-trick of top awards for MM

Money Marketing has been voted the best life insurance trade publication for a staggering third successive year by the press offices of member firms of the Association of British Insurers.

Darren Behar, Money Marketing news editor, picked up the award for best journalist writing for a life insurance trade publication at the ABI&#39s annual media awards dinner in London&#39s Hilton Hotel last week.

Editor Stephen McDowell, says: “To win this award three years in a row is a marvellous achievement and congratulations go to the whole team at Money Marketing although special recognition must go to Darren.”

The news comes just weeks after a survey of 449 IFAs aboard the 1998 PIMS conference showed Money Marketing topped every category in the annual readership research, making us, again for the third year running, the key IFAs&#39 favourite read.

Categories included most trusted newspaper, best read, readership, news cov- erage, most useful title, comparative product coverage and most reliable, credible and authoritative.


EC due to adopt selling directive

The long-awaited draft distance selling directive is due to be adopted by the European Commission this week. It will seek to regulate sales of financial services products by phone and over the internet and could stipulate a minimum cooling-off period of 14 days. Life offices are expected to have to make few adjustments as they […]

IFA shares plunge amid uncertainty on long-term view

IFA share prices have plummeted by as much as 70 per cent in recent months amid market gloom over the long-term prospects for advisers.IFA firms, such as DBS and Towry Law, are significantly underperforming compared with the FTSE All-Share index which was down on Monday by 20 per cent from its 52 week high.At the […]

Scot Eq&#39s Ritchie hits the road again

Scottish Equitable is to hit the road again in November with a series of IFA pension roadshows at venues across the country.The roadshow will be hosted by the life office&#39s pensions development director Stuart Ritchie and pensions development manager Steven Cameron.The roadshow will examine pension sharing on divorce, income drawdown, the Department of Social Security […]

Chelsea cuts rate

Chelsea Building Society is reducing its mortgage rate by 0.26 per cent to 8.59 per cent.The reduced standard variable rate starts from 17 October and will apply to new and existing borrowers.Chelsea says that it aims to offer a standard variable mortgage rate lower than that offered by the banks.It will apply to the Chelsea […]


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