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Sedgwick Noble Lowndes name to disappear in new year

The Sedgwick Noble Lowndes name is set to disappear from January 1 as the firm is merged into William M Mercer. The move follows the takeover of Sedgwick Group by Marsh & McLennan, Mercer&#39s parent company, in August. Mercer&#39s UK chairman and chief executive David Barford will assume responsibility for UK operations. Sedgwick Noble Lowndes UK chairman Robert Walker has been forced into early retirement.

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ABI&#39s third quarter figures show 8 per cent rise in life and pensions business

Demand for life insurance and pension policies is continuing to rise according to the Association of British Insurers.Its third quarter figures sales of new life policies, individual pensions and collective investment schemes rose by 8 per cent to £7.5bn.Single premiums rose by 16 per cent to £4.3bn and new annual premiums rose 8 per cent […]

Clinicare rejects EC recommendations on alternative medicine

Clinicare is opposing a European Commission recommendation that alternative medicine practitioners should be subject to much tighter regulation.The private health insurer says that it can advise policy holders on whether practitioners are bona fide members of an appropriate body and that there is no need for legislation.The EC believes that anyone offering complementary medicines should […]

PIA strikes off two and fines four

The PIA is terminating the membership of two investment firms and issuing fines totalling £32,000 to another four.Broadpulse Limited&#39s membership is being terminated because it was struck off the register maintained under The Companies Act 1985 by the Register of Companies.The Financial Partnership is being expelled for failing to obey an earlier Order of the […]

Life offices unconcerned about ABI figures

Life offices say they are unconcerned by the ABI&#39s third quarter figures which revealed a 21 per cent drop in pension sales.Life offices say sales dropped in the second quarter because of the Far East crisis but picked up from September when consumer fears of recession eased.They also say that a change in data collection […]

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