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Point One expands into healthcare

Bankhall owned support services provider Point One is expanding its range of services into healthcare covering PHI, PMI and group risk schemes.

The provider panel for the new service includes Bupa, Norwich Union Healthcare, Unum, Swiss Life, PPP Healthcare and Standard Life Healthcare.

Point One has also announced Scottish Widows is joining its list of protection providers.

Head of sales Mike Buckley says: “Since our inception the support services provided to our members have been very well received. We are continuously looking for ways to improve or widen our services and the move into the healthcare market seemed a natural extension.”


Yorkshire unveils new loan range

Yorkshire Building Society is launching a range of flexible mortgages including fixed, discount and tracker products.Its new flexible tracker mortgage has a rate of 3.95 per cent – 0.05 per cent below the Bank of England rate – for two years. It is available up to a loan to value ration of 95 per cent. […]

NAG anonymity fears in talks with Misys

Negotiations between mega-network Misys and members of the Network Action Group have stalled over fears by members of the pressure group about breaking their anonymity.Misys wants to know who it is dealing with in the negotiations but NAG members are concerned that losing their anonymity would lead to disciplinary action and possible expulsion from Misys.NAG […]

Internet search tool seeks more IFAs for referrals

Internet search engine is looking for more intermediary partners to join its referral service.Moneysupermarket has signed deals with Yahoo and personal finance website Doshpoint to supply a mortgage service which it hopes will increase the number of leads to IFAs by 100 a day.It already provides a search tool to portals including the Daily […]

The state of the nation&#39s savings

The body renowned for checking that the Chancellor gets his sums correct -the Institute for Fiscal Studies is to launch a huge rolling survey of the British public&#39s levels of pensions,savings and home ownership.The survey every two years, which will cover 13,000 people, could well become a sort of national fact-find. With a meaningful benchmark […]


Almost nine in 10 employers admit failings with post-DRA compliance

The default retirement age (DRA) was abolished more than three years ago, yet new research from Jelf Employee Benefits suggests that the vast majority of employers still have some way to go to fully understand, comply and communicate the landmark legislation change that prevents older employees being forcibly retired on the grounds of age alone.


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