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Mugs game

Thanks, we think, to marketing agency Space01, which could well win the prize for most difficult to use PR gift to a newsdesk so far this year. (I know, it is only February).

Two members of the newsdesk got lovely but somewhat confusing gifts in the form of Space01 mugs, with the handles on the inside. Is this some zany marketing trick that we hacks are not yet attuned to?


Online service gives free healthcheck and advice

Liverpool Victoria is offering an advisory service and free online healthchecks to all new protection policyholders.Healthy Steps, which launches on February 5, is an online service which will provide policyholders with a personal profile of their health, including their risk of suffering from heart disease and common cancers. This is the first service of its […]

FSCS makes non-exec appointments

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has appointed Tony Ashford and Rosalind Reston as non-executive directors.Ashford is currently chairman of the HSBC Pensions Trust and a non-executive director of AIB and the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Reston is a solicitor and recently retired partner at Lovells LLP.FSCS board chairman David Hall says: “Tony Ashford and Rosalind Reston […]

Get training, not Asbos

At the tail end of last year, I accepted a number of invitations from the FSA to attend a series of roadshows covering mortgages, investments and treating customers fairly at the Heathrow Hilton. For any normal practitioner, these roadshows would provide not only valued continuing professional development but an insight into the mindset of the […]


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