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Following your article on the “rebranding of Abbey by Santander”, I wish to correct part of your statement.

Last September saw Resolution acquire both Scottish Mutual and Scottish Provident from Abbey. Resolution is totally committed to these brands and has already invested £4m into the e-commerce for Scottish Provident.

I can promise everyone that the industry will notice a new-look Scottish Provident very soon but the image will only reflect the integrity and commitment of that brand to the market.

Alison Turner Holmes
Head of marketing
UK new business,


Strength in numbers

Economic data suggests the fundamentals remain supportive for the UK economy.

Chris Phillips dies after mountain trek

Chris Phillips, the former head of Scottish Widows’ Investment Partnership has died after becoming trapped on a mountain in freezing conditions while walking the route of a historic Spanish pilgrimage.Phillips, aged 50, had been walking the pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela. He died from hypothermia last week after heavy snow and strong winds forced […]

Advisers may move on Hip opportunity

The firm conducted a three-month-long survey on the preparations of 300 estate agents and found that 67 per cent are ill-prepared.It claims that this opens up an opportunity for mortgage advisers to market Hips to vendors, giving them a new lead-generation opportunity.The survey was conducted on behalf of the Bespoke Hip Company, which, along with […]

Aifa relaunches website

Aifa has revamped its website offering members better interactivity and a greater amount of information to meet regulatory requirements and help build their business.The new site includes a consumer section, to promote the value of advice to those outside the industry, and an events calendar detailing Aifa events and those of associate and affiliate members.There […]

India GDP surprise

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on the strength of India’s latest GDP figures. Click here for more Important Information Investment risks The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value […]


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