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Royal & SunAlliance appoints new head of UK corporate communications

Royal & SunAlliance has appointed Paul Atkinson as head of UK corporate communications.

Atkinson was previously a director at financial public relations consultancy Ludgate Communications.

He took up his newly created post on September 13.

R&SA chief executive Paul Spencer says: &#34As our business in the UK continues to evolve and improve, we are looking to gain more recognition for our role as a leading force in the insurance market.&#34


Allied Dunbar develops mortgage filtering process

Allied Dunbar has developed a &#39quality filter&#39 designed to provide its mortgage customers with the best deals in the market.The filter utilises the Allied Dunbar mortgage application service software which was developed last year in response to mortgage code requirements.The filter system monitors product simplicity, records of consumer complaints, redemption charges, fees and loaded interest […]

Gross lending drops by 7.6 per cent in August

Fears the housing market is overheating and set to collapse have been curbed by a 7.6 per cent drop in gross lending during August.Council of Mortgage Lenders lending figures for July reveal gross lending dropped to £10.9m in August from £11.8m in July.It is predicting the market will continue to slow over the coming months […]

Steep premium increases needed to make household insurance profitable again

Household insurance premiums need to increase by more than 5 per cent above the rate of inflation to make the industry profitable in the longer term according to Bacon & Woodrow.The B&W report in today&#39s Financial Times says the increases are needed to offset an estimated industry loss of more than £350m last year, its […]

City of London Investment Management appoints head of sales and marketing for UK and Europe

Specialist emerging markets fund manager City of London Investment Group has appointed Paul Hyde as its head of sales and marketing for the UK and Europe.Hyde joins the fund manager from Henderson Crosthwaite where he was marketing director.His responsibilities will include promoting the company&#39s funds to institutions and other investment managers as well as new […]


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