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NU finds key to stake ads

Norwich Union is launching a £7m TV, poster and press advertising campaign to promote its range of stakeholder pensions.

It is one of a handful of players advertising stakeholder and says the campaign shows its commitment to become a market leader.

Press ads, focusing on the need for employers to set up schemes before the government deadline of October 8 will run alongside the TV campaign.

Director of brand and communications Sally Shire says: “The characters featured in the ads represent a diverse mix in terms of age and occupation and represent the market that should be looking at their pension provisions now to ensure their financial security in the future. We are trying to encourage people to act now rather than later.”


ABI publishes income protection best practice statement

The ABI is publishing a revised statement of best practice for income protection insurance to deal with the concerns of the Office of Fair Trading. The statement also includes an ABI Saltr raising standards initiative compliant key features document for income protection.

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ABI in talks to stop big medical report fee rises

The ABI is battling with the British Medical Association to stop an increase in medical report fees which could see the price of life insurance and critical-illness cover premiums rocket. The ABI is meeting this week with the BMA, which is planning to more than double the fee for a gen-eral practitioner&#39s report from £30.10 […]

It could be a long wait for markets to make recovery

Analysts are keen to project positive future expectations for the main market indices. However, there is one important and serious reason why the main indices could tread water for a long time. It may be a long wait for the FTSE 100 to regain its high point of 6,930 on December 30, 1999. Anyone investing […]


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