At New Star’s annual surfing trip, there was (almost) murder on the dance floor as group marketing director Rob “The Hoff” Page eagerly unveiled his latest moves.Unfortunately as Page was ‘getting on down’ to some fetching drum ‘n’ bass, one of Money Marketing’s hapless representatives shuffled when he should have moonwalked and clashed with Page’s head, leaving the MM hack with a most unsightly shiner. Page’s latest dance floor craze has allegedly been entitled “the Zidane”. MM’s intrepid hack was last seen consulting Homer Simpson’s regular legal representative Lionel Hutz.
The FSA says it has no intention of making product providers regulate intermediaries through the back door via treating customers fairly. In a letter to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, FSA managing director of retail markets Clive Briault says the FSA does not wants to redefine the roles and responsibilities of lenders and intermediaries. Accord […]
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A series of adviser modules are being rolled out by Clerical Medical to help IFAs guide customers in the post-A-Day market. The modules aim to help intermediaries understand the impact of the new legislation and maximise opportunities. The first module, entitled, product suitability review, covers post-A-Day issues in executive pensions, section 32s, retirement annuities, free-standing […]
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Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
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