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Leitch retires from Zurich

Sandy Letich is retiring as cheif executive officer of the Zurich
Financial Services UKISA/ Asia Business division after 33 years with
the group.


Marshall Williams in Park Row merger

IFA Marshall Williams, which was put out of business by the FSA earlier this year for failing to find professional indemnity cover, has survived through a merger with Park Row. Marshall Williams was ref-used cover by Magian Underwriting Agency a year ago despite having had no claims in five years with the insurer. It was […]

Midshires links up with L&G for cover deal

Birmingham Midshires is to refer its mortgage custo-mers exclusively to Legal & General for insurance pro-ducts from spring next year. The two companies have entered into a new partnership which will mean that Midshires&#39 customers will be referred to an L&G insurance consultant who will explain the range of cover available. Products will include life […]

Quester tops up

Quester Capital Management is raising another £2m for the Quester 5 venture capital trust (VCT). Quester 5 was established in December 2001 and started investing in unquoted companies in May 2002. has raised £18.6m to date. It currently invests in seven teen unquoted companies at different stages of development. Most of these companies are involved […]

Opra consults on guidance for whistleblowers

The Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority is asking the pensions industry for advice on changes to its reporting procedures. Opra says its main aim is to focus on matters that pose serious risks to members.

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Pension Wise — now taking calls…

Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.


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