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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The FSA has said it wants next summer to be the ‘summer of love’ for mortgage intermediaries, with hopes that the mortgage market will show an improvement in advice processes.FSA manager of mortgages department, small firms division Dominic Clark told delegates at the Mortgage Business Expo in London that he wants mortgage brokers to show […]
Much has been theorised about the Lifetime Isa since it was announced. The question is, will Lisa be beneficial to savers or not? Read more
- Top trends
- Top trends
- Pension tax relief in firing line as Hammond mulls ‘intergenerational fairness’ Budget
- Scottish Widows mulls Standard Life corporate pensions book takeover
- Martin Lewis wins claim against PPI chaser that used his image
- The future of Cofunds: What next for a platform titan?
- How much are advisers charging for pension transfers?
News and expert analysis straight to your inboxSign up
Latest from Money Marketing
Two company directors have been disqualified for a combined 20 years after running a fine wine investment scam that lost investors nearly £1m. An Insolvency Service investigation found that Crimson Fine Wines cold-called customers and then did not purchase or allocate wines to those who had paid for their investments. The investment scheme offered investors […]
AJ Bell has won a case against a client who wanted his platform fees for the past 14 years reduced. A client, referred to as Mr N, complained to the Pensions Ombudsman that, because he did not have enough information about what fees would be payable, he sold a property holding in his Sipp far […]