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Pinnacle launches sports accident cover products

Pinnacle Insurance says its long association with the sporting world has inspired the development of four sports accident products to help alleviate associated financial concerns.

It says the highly competitive nature of today&#39s amateur sport makes the chances of suffering an injury greater than ever and a serious injury could result in months of work causing hardship.

The four types of cover starting at £4.95 a month are junior, standard, plus and extra.


Kelly promoted to financial secretary

Treasury economic secretary Ruth Kelly has moved up the ministerial ladder to become financial secretary, but she will retain responsibility for retail financial services.Kelly is replacing Paul Boateng who is taking over for Andrew Smith who earlier today was promoted to Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions. Completing today&#39s cabinet reshuffle, […]

Summer surprises

Three momentous matches will take place this summer. Ron Sandler will be reunited with his report (which has been circulating around Whitehall in draft for several months). Christine Farnish will take up her post as chief executive with the National Association of Pension Funds (which has been on the cards for weeks). And Gordon Brown […]

Cemap registrations exceed 2,000 per month

Statistics from the Institute of Financial Services show new registrations for the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice exceeded 2,000 in each of the last four consecutive months. The IFS says it expected this bulge in registrations in the approach to the December deadline as advisers realise time is running out. Head of the regulatory […]

Cemap co-ordinates

As good as it was, the birthday wine that toasted the passing of another year could only be a temporary diversion to the envelope containing the Cemap syllabus that lay unopened in my office.However, as the saying goes, a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step and it was time to open my […]

The FCA’s five fixes for retirement information

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started to change the way that people will be told about their pension options. In a recent market study paper, they lay out their final proposals on the information that should be delivered to people approaching retirement and how it should look and feel. During 2015, there will be […]


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