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Munich Re buys software firm

Munich Re has acquired business processing and underwriting software firm Allfinanz in a deal worth euro 48m. Allfinanz software will now be incorporated into Munich Re’s medical underwriting questions.


Former Abbey chief exec to lead new offer for Northern Rock

An investment group led by the former chief executive of Abbey Luqman Arnold has confirmed it is to offer a proposal to the board of Northern Rock.Independent firm Olivant says its proposal would involve the immediate introduction into Northern Rock of a core team of Olivant’s experienced principals, led by its chairman Arnold, to work […]

Lifequote free for Sesame

Sesame members now have free access to Lifequote’s Intelligent Protection software.The software has been soft-launched to Sesame’s 3,900 appointed representatives, with a formal launch set for January. Sesame Direct users can use the software for a fee.Product manager Phil Hull says: “We have been looking for ways for more protection to be sold through the […]

Add voices to debate

I concur whole-heartedly with Lifesearch’s Tom Baigrie’s assessment of the retail distribution review and I thank him for putting his head above the parapet.I would urge the independent community to follow the lead of Tom and others and add their voices to this debate before it is too late and the die is cast.Alan ParkinsonPrincipal […]


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