Lucky the dog, star of the More Than ad drive, has sadly passed away. Benson, his true identity, perished last week aged 12. The Diary can only hope his owners got free pet insurance thrown in with the deal.The canine thesp had played Lucky since the company’s 2001 launch. The role will live on, however, and castings are taking place, with another animal shelter pooch being scouted to take over the role. The firm will be donating money to a dog home in memory of Benson, recognising the value of animal rescue centres.
With many advisers and providers hesitating before making any call on depolarisation, Zurich has positioned itself across all distribution channels to hedge its bets.
The ABI and the BMA have agreed new fees and quality standards in a joint agreement on insurance reports that GPs prepare on behalf of patients. The fee for a GP report on insurance applicants in 2005/06 will be 70.50 from 65 last year while the fee for a medical examination carried out by a […]
The 11 UK life and pension offices behind IFA Promotion have unanimously voted to keep IFAP promoting independent advice in the depolarised world.
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