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Leeds & Holbeck bakes Pudsey Bear for Children in Need

Leeds & Holbeck Building Society plans to bake Pudsey Bear cookies to sell in aid of Children in Need at a charity coffee morning.

Staff at the Albion Street branch in Leeds will sell the cookies and raffle tickets for prizes donated from the society&#39s chief executive Ian Ward and operations director Chris Radford.

Senior customer service adviser Jennie Tate will be dressing as Pudsey Bear to entertain the children.

Head office branch manager Judith Bennett says: &#34It is wonderful to be able to do something for charity and the staff at head office have been very enthusiastic.&#34


Hogg Robinson wins first outsourcing of annuity payments

Hogg Robinson subsidiary Paymaster has won a ten year contract from CGU to provide an annuity payments service to some 100,000 pensioners.This is the first time an insurance company has outsourced the annuity payments function.Paymaster manager director Jim Kelly says: &#34Our new annuity payment service is a natural extension to our established pensions payroll activity.&#34Hogg […]

Scot Eq increases contribution to Aegon&#39s profits

Scottish Equitable made a £68m contribution to parent Aegon&#39s pre-tax profits in the first nine months of this year, up 18 per cent on the previous year.AEGON&#39s stake in the profits of Scottish Equitable increased from 90 per cent to 95 per cent which helped the group&#39s premium income growth rise by 26 per cent […]

ICS opens way to compensate clients of four more firms

The Investors Compensation Scheme is opening the compensation procedure for customers of four former investment firms.The four firms are The Fellowship Investment Company ltd, City and West End Pension Consultants, Watkins Insurance and Campbell Financial Services Plc.The ICS is declaring the firms in default because it is satisfied that they themselves are likely to be […]

Marlborough Stirling launches life and pensions software

Marlborough Stirling is launching a life and pensions administration system which is capable of processing 6 million live policies on one Compaq Xeon based server.The business solutions company says Lamda 5 will run on both Microsoft&#39s SQL server and Intel based servers and can accommodate 1350 active users accessing the server.Deputy managing director Chris Ryland […]


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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