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New Winterthur sales director

Winterthur Life UK Limited has appointed a new director. Former Winterthur Life
head of individual sales David Thompson has been promoted to sales director, with
responsibility for Winterthur&#39s distribution in the UK market.
Winterthur Life chief exectuive Mike Kellard says: “David has made a tremendous
impact on the company&#39s sales strategy over the last four years. I believe his depth
of knowledge, understanding of the market and his readiness to embrace new
sales and distribution techniques will help position the company for future growth
in a very competitive sales environment.”


Surrey tops UK house price league

Surrey tops the county house price league according to an analysis of the last 10 years of house price data by Halifax Estate Agents. The research shows Surrey currently has the most expensive homes in the UK up 170 per cent with an average price of £281,451 in 2003 compared to £104,373 in 1993. The […]

OUutside edge

The life industry&#39s attempts to deliver decent customer service are as laughable as Basil Fawlty&#39s bid for the Hotelier of the Year award. It is a dismal reflection of where we are that an annual statement (where available) is considered a pinnacle of achievement for many. This is not customer service, it is merely the […]

Market Harboro&#39 and GMAC take loan steps

Market Harborough Building Society and GMAC-RFC are using through lending to launch a stepped lifetime discount mortgage.Through lending entails GMAC-RFC marketing the product while Market Harborough acquires the mortgage assets the day after completion.The loan has a rate of 2.99 per cent for the first year, a discount of 2.5 per cent from GMAC-RFC&#39s standard […]

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•”They are flooding in in droves of three.” – Sofa managing director Brian Lawless comments on Chartered Insurance Institute conference delegates arriving at a breakout session he was chairing.•”You have, of course, disclosed one secret I hoped would remain private. I am an actuary.” – Swiss Re chief executive John Coomber at the CII conference.•”I […]


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