View more on these topics

PTI appoints Richard Garland to head assault on health care markets

Personal Touch Insurance has appointed Richard Garland to set up its new specialist healthcare “supermarket” for intermediaries.

Garland will become PTI health care director, having 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including being national account manager at BUPA.

PTI is working to develop a network of financial services “superstores” in every town to become the “Tesco of the financial services marketplace” and says the healthcare supermarkets are integral to this.

Garland will be targeting those intermediaries who are already health care specialists wanting to expand their role, as well as those wanting to get into the market for the first time and those not wanting to become healthcare experts, but to find a partner that they can introduce clients to.

He will also be arranging a network of training and roadshows targeted at IFAs who currently do not do business with PTI.


GMAC deal better for remortgages

GMAC RESIDENTIAL FUNDING Two-Year Express Discount Type: Discounted-rate mortgage Discounted term: Until April 1, 2006 Discount: 1.85% Payable rate: 3.89% Minimum loan: £25,001 Maximum loan: Up to 90% of valuation subject to a maximum of £350,000, up to 85% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000, up to 75% of valuation subject to a […]

GMAC-RFC launches 25 year mortgage

GMAC-RFC has launched a customised 25 year mortgage. Borrowers are able to choose between a fixed rate of 5.95 per cent, a variable rate that tracks the base rate plus 0.75 per cent, or combinations of the two. The fixed rate is available at up to 5 times income, and the tracker has no redemption […]

Underwriting success

There used to be a story told at direct-sales conventions comparing a life office with a car. In the driver&#39s seat, with a maniacal grin on his face, sat the sales director, his foot hard down on the accelerator. In the passenger seat, the finance director was frantically stretching over to put his foot on […]

Nelson joins The Money Portal

Kerry Nelson, the former Bates Investment Services adviser who helped set up its charity-based PR agency One Voice, has joined BIS&#39 parent The Money Portal. Nelson, who left One Voice late last year, will take charge of communications at retail fund distributor TMP, which bought BIS last Autumn.


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers. Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and thought leadership.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm