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L&G appoints Bupa’s Martin Noone

Legal & General has appointed Martin Noone as protection sales director.

Noone previously ran Bupa’s individual protection and group risk sales operation as well as heading up its customer service operation and will now be responsible for enhancing L&G’s presence in the protection market through the IFA sector.

Intermediary distribution managing director Duncan Crocker says: “As the country’s largest provider of life and critical illness cover, the IFA channel is a very important area for us.

“Martin will drive our ambition to grow the business even further through innovative technology, competitive pricing and excellent service. We’re sure that his skills and experience will be a great asset to the team.”


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