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“There probably won’t be any need to adjust our pricing because apparently the world is going to end on the 21st of December.”

Zurich Financial Services protection management director Peter Hamilton weighs up the impact of gender-neutral pricing if the Mayan prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21 this year comes true.

“Social media on handheld devices is an excuse for people to legitim-ately fiddle with something under the table without worried looks from neighbours.”

IFP chief executive Nick Cann.

“It’s a stark realisation of how old you are when you start thinking socks would be all right for Christmas.”

London & Country associate director of communications David Hollingworth.


True Potential is offering shares for sales to advisers

True Potential will offer advisers shares depending on the amount of assets placed on its Wealth Platform by February 2013, with a 50 per cent uplift on assets placed by March 20, 2012. Firms previously received a standard 10,000 units for joining TP while the firm decided how best to structure its share scheme. The […]


MPs want more accountability from FCA

The Treasury select committee has called on the Government to increase the accountability and transparency of the new financial conduct regulator. In a report published today, the TSC says the financial services bill should include a range of measures including publishing full minutes of board meetings and a requirement for the Financial Conduct authority to […]


Stephen Gay: Why I quit Aifa

Outgoing Aifa director general Stephen Gay has defended his decision to step down from the trade body and says he is proud of what Aifa has achieved during his time at the helm. It was announced this morning that Gay was leaving Aifa to take up a role with the Association of British Insurers. Speaking […]


Will the Government listen over financial education drive?

Rachael Adams reports that widespread financial illiteracy among young people on even basic issues has brought a report by MPs calling for compulsory financial education in all schools but there are concerns over whether its recommendations will be implemented

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Fit for Work: guidance for employers published

On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.


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