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Royal Liver launches Progress

Royal Liver launches Progress, the e-only protection service to a limited number of IFA distribution partners.

Mortgage protection menu products can be placed on risk through the Exchange or via the extranet.

Royal Liver director Mike Warr says: “We&#39re delighted to now be at the stage where our distribution partners are giving IFAs the details they need to access our adviser extranet.”


Critical questions

A conference at the Royal College of Pathologists last week hosted by General Cologne Life Re UK brought experts together to address current critical-illness standard definitions and how these could change in the future. Experts from institutions around the UK discussed five critical-illness conditions -cancer-solid tumours, leukemia, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), stroke and multiple sclerosis […]

Mortgage sector is still reliant on paper processing

Most lenders still receive intermediary business in paper format, according to Marlborough Stirling&#39s mortgage benchmarking study. Of the 17 lenders in the study, 13 receive over 70 per cent of introduced business in paper format. Lenders have to re-enter information into their processing systems, leading to increased costs and a higher risk of errors. But […]

Amber sells £65m mortgage portfolio

Amber Homeloans has announced the salel of a mortgage portfolio with a value of £65m to Future Mortgages, part of Citigroup. The portfolio was made up of self-certification and light adverse assets. This is the second transaction between Amber and Future. Amber was advised by Pinsents and Future by Allen Overy LLP. Amber managing director […]

Learning curve

Case studyMark Dutton, Age 31, BA (politics/history), UNSW (Australia)Graduate trainee financial adviserAfter I left school, my plan was to join the Royal Australian Air Force as a fighter pilot and I graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy with an Arts degree in Politics/History. But my ambition to fly F-111s was cut short by leg […]

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]


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