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No compulsory Amicus redundancies

Prudential has averted threatened strike action by promising Amicus there will be no compulsory redundancies at its Reading call centre.

This follows Pru&#39s decision to move its call centre to India which threatened 850 jobs.

The union is recommending acceptance of the offer.


Standard Life scorns &#39stake success&#39

Standard Life has poured scorn on Government claims that stakeholder pensions have been a success.At the Saver Summit, Baroness Hollis described the sale of over a million stakeholder pensions as a success.But Standard managing director, marketing Simon Douglas pointed out that while 42 per cent of stakeholder policies sold have gone to the Government&#39s £10,000-£20,000 […]

Doshpoint helps advisers cash in

Internet recruitment site founder John Witney is setting up a web-based lead generation network for mortgage forwards advisers sales leads for customers within specified postcode areas.Doshpoint member and Bespoke IFA partner David Reaney says: “The leads from Doshpoint are of good quality, enable us to respond very quickly and are excellent value for […]

Inside edge

Is there a future for with-profits? It might have seemed unthinkable only a few years ago to ask such a question. How could a product with over£480bn invested in it and providing long-term returns of up to 11 per cent after tax become the subject of such negativity?Well, volatile investment conditions, falling bonus rates, market […]

Not enough protection says Scottish Provident

More than 40 per cent of Britons would not have adequate cover or savings if the main wage earner in the family were to fall ill or lose their job according to research from Scottish Provident.The survey of UK families conducted by pollsters Mori on behalf of protection specialist Scottish Provident reveals 41 per cent […]


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