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Scot Prov International moves into Saudi market

Scottish Provident International Life Assurance is to enter the Saudi Arabian market after signing a deal with Saudi Hollandi Bank.

IFA distribution is not allowed in Saudi Arabia so SPILA will manufacture bespoke financial planning products for SHB to market in Saudi Arabia.

SPILA director of marketing and corporate development Bryan Low says: "We have been talking to Saudi Hollandi across the last two years and we are now looking forward to working with them to develop the embryonic financial planning market in Saudi Arabia."


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If it is not a marriage made in heaven, the acquisition of DBS and itsAssureweb subsidiary by Misys must be a marriage made in cyberspace. Clearly, there is a wide range of issues that need to be addressed whenconsidering if the takeover in its entirety is a good thing, but from apure technologyperspective it has […]


Britain's “Forgotten Army”: The collapse in self-employed pension membership – and what to do about it

Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the past four years because of the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. But Britain’s army of 4.4 million self-employed people, who account for one in seven of the workforce, are not covered by automatic enrolment. Pension coverage among the self-employed […]


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