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Bank of England holds rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to keep the base rate at 0.5 per cent. The committee voted 9-0 to keep base rates at their current low levels. At the last meeting just one member, Ian McCafferty, voted for a rise, saying he expected inflation to increase faster than the committee’s expectations. […]

Goddard Perry names new master-trust boss

Employee benefits firm Goddard Perry has recruited Graham Peacock to head up its newly merged master-trust. Peacock joins the company from Carey Group, where he was head of business development. Prior to this he held senior roles at Close Brothers, Friends Provident and Zurich. Goddard Perry managing director Steve Goddard says: “Graham’s knowledge of the […]

Tom Baigrie: A vintage year for the protection market

Although it is far too early to tell whether the protection market grew in 2015, it felt to me like a vintage year. On the retail side, Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook regulatory activity was minimal, which may explain why there was so much excellent innovation in the sector. A host of new insurers came, […]

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