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Liberty International announces new appointments

Liberty International has announced two director level appointments.

Marc Hommel is promoted to the position of director at Liberty International Financial Services the holding company of Liberty International from his current position of managing director at Liberty Pensions.

Kippa Alliston takes over from Hommel as managing director at Liberty Pensions. He will be responsible for group personal pensions, stakeholder and third party pension administration services.

Alliston previously managed the groups service centre.

Liberty deputy chairman Jim Sutcliffe says: &#34We are extremely fortunate to have available both Marc Hommel&#39s innovative abilities and Kippa Alliston&#39s wide experience of managing large scale operations.

&#34We wish to take full advantage of Marc&#39s proven skills to implement our financial services plans.&#34


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Many employers are still failing to meet pension deadlines says regulator

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?


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