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Skills council adds directors to exec team

The Financial Services Skills Council has rec-ruited Lucy Courtenay and Mary Greene for its exec-utive team.

Courtenay, qualifications director at the CII, will be director of standards and accreditation.

She will oversee the completion of the exam review and development of industry standards and frameworks. She will also implement the skills coun-cil&#39s accreditation scheme.

Greene joins as business development and res-earch director.

She will promote views from across the financial services industry to the Government through emp-loyer forums and secure Government funding for companies to use for staff training.

Tom Caple will move from head of sector eng-agement to become policy and network development executive.

FSSC chief executive Teresa Sayers says: “We are delighted that Mary and Lucy are to join the executive team at the Skills Council. Both bring with them a wealth of industry knowledge and experience and I look forward to working with them to progress the skills council&#39s aims and objectives.”


Pearl and Prudential in annuity deal

Pearl personal pension customers will have access to a Prudential annuity when their plan matures under an agreement announced by the two providers today. Under the agreement that will run for five years, Pearl customers will be offered the same annuity rate Prudential currently offers through IFAs. Prudential UK director of corporate partnerships Isabel Hudson […]

AA starts savings drive with rate set at 5.11%

The AA has entered the savings market for the first time with a phone savings account offering a no-notice rate of 5.11 per cent gross. The AA already operates as an independent home, car and travel insurance broker, provides general loans and car loans and offers a Visa credit card. Personal finance director Lloyd East […]

FSA publishes final rules on financial groups

The FSA has today published its final rules for financial groups which span both the banking and investment sectors and the insurance sector. The most significant changes that have been made to the proposed rules published in CP204 are the amending of the requirements under which a firm should notify the FSA that it is, […]

The Exchange adds Lincoln

The Lincoln Financial Group has signed up to The Exchange&#39s portal Exweb. IFAs will now be able to access comparative quotations, product literature, and illustrations on a range of new Lincoln products protection and investment products including a new MOM investment bond.

Rise of the machines

Head of Sustainable Investing at Royal London Asset Management, Mike Fox, looks at the case for including artificial intelligence within a sustainable investment strategy. Read the article in full here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get […]


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