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Norwich Union Healthcare sets up IFA support team

Norwich Union Healthcare has set up a dedicated support team to backup IFA sales of private medical insurance.

The Healthcare Bureau is NU&#39s response to IFA calls for a centralised unit for information and advice on PMI sales.

The Sheffield based team will be backed by NU&#39s development consultants around the country.

Its development manager Brian Gilfillan says: &#34We know IFAs have a very stressful job, they face the constant pressure of keeping up to date with continual changes within the industry, as well as ensuring they give their clients a high level of service.

&#34The Healthcare Bureau can help relieve that pressure by preparing the most appropriate illustrations for their quote packages.&#34


Woolwich launches buy-to-let tracker

Woolwich Direct is launching a tracker mortgage for the buy-to-let market.The loan is aimed at borrowers looking to purchase or remortgage a residential investment property.The loan will track Woolwich&#39s base rate plus 1.6 per cent. The bank&#39s current base rate is 6.6 per cent.Loans will be available up to 75 per cent loan to value […]

London York announces new appointment

Specialist pensions IFAs London York Fund Managers has appointed Dorothy Wheeler to its pensions team.Wheeler who joins the firm as senior pensions specialist, has 30 years experience in the industry. Her main areas of expertise are employee benefits and self-administered pension schemes.London York pensions director Richard Byfield says: &#34Wheeler brings to the team extensive experience […]

Scottish Amicable revamps pension range

Scottish Amicable is re-positioning itself in the pension market in preparation for the post stakeholder pensions environment.As part of the initiative the life office is repricing many of its key pension products.Among those being repriced is its the Income Drawdown plan which will have the establishment charge period cut from five to three years.ScotAm is […]

Investment banks to implement new risk management procedures

Leading investment banks are considering bringing in new risk management procedures following the failure of their existing systems to predict losses last year according to the Financial Times.The report based on a survey of 70 banks conducted by accountants Deloitte & Touche found 24 per cent of those questioned planned to add an &#39extreme value […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.


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