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Lifeboat Financial Advisers appoints new director

Lifeboat Financial Advisers has appointed Roy Wicks as a regional development director, covering the Midlands region.


A consumer&#39s view

The wise men of the Treasury select committee are to conduct an inquiry into how to restore confidence in long-term savings and whether the Association of British Insurers&#39 claim of a £27bn savings gap stands up to scrutiny. The obvious answer to restoring confidence is to have a different approach to regulation because, to date, […]

Life company panel backs new broker for special risks

A new specialist insurance brokerage has set up to offer a quick way of finding life protection for difficult cases. Risk Placement Services has been established with a panel of UK insurance providers, including Standard Life, Skandia, Scottish Equitable, Royal Liver, Norwich Union and Friends Provident, to which all cases will be referred. The new […]

Prudential appoints new director

Prudential UK has appointed David Tildesley, who joins from AMP as the new sales director of its business to business channel.

Summer start for depolarisation after menu delay

Firms should be able to operate under the final depolarisation rules by summer 2004, six months later than originally planned, the FSA has revealed. A consultation paper on the menu payment system is now due by early February and FSA head of retail projects David Severn says he believes the earliest the industry will be […]

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]


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