Prestbury has agreed a commission-share arrangement with The Times and The Sunday Times. The deal will see the newspapers’ life insurance arms paid as an introducer appointed representative for the intermediary. As part of the arrangement, the papers will carry joint branded ads which refer readers to Prestbury’s call centre.
Noble & Company is sponsoring the UniVen VCT, a venture capital trust that invests in university spin-out companies and other early stage intellectual property based companies in the technology sector.
Researchers at property consultants FPD Savills are forecasting that the value of the average house will rise by just 2 per cent next year, the lowest growth level in nine years.
The FSA has confirmed that it will support implementation of the menu with a consumer education programme.The regulator says that the campaign will emphasise that the cost of advice does not necessarily convey best value.
December 1, 2004Depolarisation rules take force. Transition period beginsFirms wanting to depolarise must inform the FSADepolarised firms must implement all rules simultaneouslyJanuary 14, 2005FSA rules for general insurance and protection beginNew disclosure documents and statements of client needs and demands implementedAll firms must have procedures for referring complaintsJune 1, 2005Transition period ends. All firms must […]
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