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High Flying superhero

By day, he&#39s Scottish Life&#39s general manager of sales, battling against the wrongs perpetrated by Sandler, Pickering and their unruly gang. But, by night, he dons his Ys over his tartan trews and becomes Super Jim – defender of the nation&#39s morals. Or was it another James Gilchrist on Radio 4&#39s Today programme on Friday, taking the director of an Edinburgh Fringe production of a Stephen Fry play to task over its “offensive” material?

His on-air combatant, pulling no punches, accused our Jimbo of trying to further his political career by jumping on the crusading moral bandwagon. After the laughter had subsided, Gilchrist informed his arty-farty foe that, at 60, he was pretty sure his political career was safely behind him. MM scores the bout level on points.


Mortgage packaging companies excluded from FSA regulation

The Treasury has today published the outcome of its mortgage consultation which states introducers, like estate agents, will be excluded from FSA regulation if they refer borrowers to an authorised person, or their appointed rep.This follows feedback from respondents to the consultation saying they wanted these introducers excluded because consumers are protected because authorised firms […]

Amas sees surge in IFAs buying and selling

IFA merger, sales and acquisition specialist Amas is reporting a surge in interest from IFAs wanting to buy or sell businesses.Last week, the number of hits on the company&#39s website quadrupled from the previous week and the company attracted five new sellers and three new buyers in one morning alone.Amas says its site usually gets […]

Gay couples can get cover without test

IFA Carvosso & Co is offering a new critical-illness product, which for the first time allows gay couples to obtain cover without having to have an HIV test.Until now gay men who have applied for joint cover have been forced by providers to take HIV tests and to answer intrusive lifestyle questionnaires.However, the new product […]

Key player plan for top sports clubs

Top football and rugby clubs can cover the cost of replacing multi-million-pound stars with a new life insurance plan from Sun Life Financial of Canada.The plan pays a lump sum on the death of a player up to a pre-agreed maximum. It is available to Premiership and Nationwide League football clubs and Premiership rugby clubs.In […]


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