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Scot Prov sets up intermediary support centre for large protectioncases

Scottish Provident has set up a team at its Edinburgh-based intermediary support centre to manage large protection cases with sums assured of £500,000 and over. Scottish Provident says this will mean cases are processed as smoothly and efficiently as possible and intermediaries are kept up to date with their progress.

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