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Peter Le Beau joins Special Risks Bureau board

Peter Le Beau has joined the newly launched Special Risks Bureau as a non-executive director.

Le Beau has more than 30 years experience in the UK protection industry, beginning his career at the Commercial Union. More recently he has run his own consultancy Le Beau Visage.

The bureau has been established to deal with the processing and placing of sub-standard and complex life risk cases and launched by Garry Heath, former chief executive of the IFA Association and Mike Owen, former managing director of IFA Portfolio.


Laundering lesson for IFAs on CD-Rom

The FSA is offering a CD-Rom to help IFAs understand the implications of money laundering and the role they can play in its prevention.The regulator has produced 5,000 copies of the CD-Rom and is distributing it free to IFAs nationwide. The FSA says it has gone beyond the traditional forms of instruction to provide IFAs […]

DWP ads aim to push pension credit message home

The Government is running a new advertising campaign aimed at increasing uptake of the new pension credit.The ads feature elderly people enjoying activities such as gardening.The Department for Work and Pensions is mailing every pensioner household and and is running TV and press ads for a year to urge people to pick up the pension […]

Flexible loan could be turned into equity release

Equity-release lenders are looking at a new form of product that develops from a flexible mortgage to become a lifetime mortgage, according to Prudential national mortgage club manager John Malone.He says the equity-release market is moving towards a new product built around a flexible mortgage. He says the product will enable a 60year-old borrower who […]

Virgin Money looks to be next for AMP sale

Virgin Money looks likely to be the next of AMP&#39s investments to come up for sale as the Australian insurer continues its bid to divest itself of its underperforming UK businesses.AMP chief executive Andrew Mohl has reportedly said he may consider selling off its 50 per cent stake in the Virgin Money Group. This follows […]

Why prevention is better than cure

Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?


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