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PMI quotation service from DBS and MediQuote

DBS is linking up with MediQuote to provide a comparative individual and group private medical insurance quotation service.

From 1 February 2002, members will have direct access via the AssureWeb trading platform, allowing access to 100 products from 13 UK providers. 

Illustrations are available for individual and group company-paid schemes and for cash plans.  Proposal forms and other policy information can also be produced directly from the MediQuote site.  


SFO loses final Morgan Grenfell round in court

The Serious Fraud Office&#39s last chance of securing a conviction inthe 1996 Morgan Grenfell scandal finally slipped away last week asNorwegian stockbroker Erik Langaker was acquitted.Langaker was found not guilty at Kingston crown court on charges ofconspiracy to defraud. Charges against his colleague Jan HelgeJohnsen were stayed in May 2000 after it was revealed that […]

Supermarkets start to deliver the goods

The introduction of new chief executive Clive Boothman at Cofundsearlier this month was a positive and progressive move for theplatform. After 18 months under the tenure of former CEO Sam Jensen,Cofunds is now finally firing on all cylinders, competing with itscompetitors at the cutting edge of functionality rather than playingcatch up and struggling to meet […]


Are Alliance & Leicester and NatWest right to cut theirloan-to-value criteria for areas of the South-east due to fears of adownturn in the housing market?“No. Why should they? Lenders have been offering 95 per cent for aslong as I can remember and I have been in business since 1985.”JosephGillespie, Gillespie Financial Services “Yes. I think […]

Helpful distortion

It appears that among the reasons given by the FSA to abandonpolarisation is that it is a major market distortion. This does notconstitute a reason for change.In a free market, the powerful and well informed exploit the weaknessand ignorance of those with whom they deal. Before 1986, financialconsumers, who largely exhibit the latter qualities, had […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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