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Network Data triples profits

Network Data has more than tripled profits for the first half of this year to 880,000 from 268,000 in the same period last year.


GE Life adds to annuities website

GE Life has introduced real-time quotes and pre-filled applications into its online enhanced annuities offering.Advisers can request enhanced annuity quotations and pre-filled applications at any time and a guaranteed quotation will be emailed to the adviser instantly unless it is a more complex case.The provider says its pre-filled application system will save advisers and consumers […]

Gartmore MBO completed

Private equity firm Hellman and Friedman and Gartmore’s senior managers have completed their acquisition of Gartmore from Nationwide. The acquisition includes all Gartmore’s UK, European, Japanese and Latin American businesses and is one of the biggest-ever management buyouts of an asset management company.

Premium rate

It now appears that valuing a life policy placed in trust will need to have regard to the premiums paid

Did you stay up?

Well done, Michael Portillo, for his self-deprecating manner. The former Conservative MP recently told a forum of IFAs how the moment of his demise – when he lost his Parliamentary seat, followed his home and his career in politics – was voted the third best moment of the 20th Century by Observer readers and Channel […]


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