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Lifequote appoints former L&G marketing director

Protection network LifeQuote has announced the appointment of Richard Verdin as sales and marketing director.

Verdin joins from Legal & General where he was protection IFA sales director.

LifeQuote, the business to business division of Direct Life & Pensions, provides online quotes for individual protection and life quotes. It has 750 IFA firms which use its services.

Verdin says: “I am pleased to be joining LifeQuote a company with strong entrepreneurial credentials that thrives on its market and technical expertise. Our priorities are to continue to expand its market leading agent propositions including new products, sales and marketing support, new commission styles and ways in which agents can interact with us that suit them”


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SLFoC offers partners and employees cover deal

Sun Life Financial of Canada is offering a group life and group income protection facility featuring cover for firms which have both staff partnerships and employees.SLFoC says businesses such as legal and accountancy firms often have staff that are equity partners drawing a monthly income from the business as well as salaried employees.Partners and employees […]

Govett strengthens its sales support

Fund manager Govett has announced it is strengthening its sales team with the appointment of a sales director for open-ended funds in the South East. Adrian Lott will be responsible for Govett&#39s existing IFA relationships in the South East as well as for developing new relationships.He joins from Deutsche Asset Management where he was regional […]

An oversight by the FSA

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Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

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