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New private medical insurance consultation

The General Insurance Standards Council has launched a consultation on practice requirement for private medical insurance. The proposals, welcomed by the ABI, will see consumers provided will minimum levels of information in a format that will allow comparisons between providers and products.

The consultation closes on February 12 2003, and the requirements will come into force next June.


Bankhall seeks to grow in deal with Exchange

Bankhall and The Exchange have signed a partnership deal that will see the latter&#39s Exweb portal white-labelled as IFAengine for Bankhall members while Exchange users will be targeted with Bankhall services.IFAengine users will get Exweb&#39s comparative quotation and electronic new business services as the portal moves towards electronic commission and compliance systems. Bankhall members will […]

16 million face pension poverty

The proportion of British workers facing a difficult retirement is rising, with the over 60 age group facing the biggest slide into pensioner poverty, says JP Morgan Fleming.According to JP Morgan Fleming&#39s pension map of Britain report, a staggering 16 million workers representing 54 per cent of the UK workforce will retire on incomes of […]

Yours for the asking

In my last article, I looked at the intriguing case of Goodwin, the latest in a long stream of sex and sexuality discrimination rulings from Europe. But other recent legislation and rulings from our friends on the Continent may prove at least as costly to pension schemes – and as valuable to potential members.I have […]

&#39Newshound&#39 is bitten by the top dog

One popular definition of what constitutes a news story is the unusual man bites dog in contrast to the more pedestrian dog bites man. The latter is not a story – some financial prs take note.But what happens say when the dog in question bites two journalists with an alleged 30 years experience between them […]


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