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Sterling Life appoints new BDM

Sterling Life has appointed Gordon Westcott as its new business development manager.

The specialist protection provider offers individual term and disability protection cover products which are distributed via intermediaries and through its website.

Westcott has a strong background in customer services and marketing roles, recently holding positions in Hamptons International, Lloyds Brokers Holmans and Coyle Hamilton, each of which saw him involved in building a broad based network of intermediary partners.

Sterling Life director Alex Scott says: Gordons appointment is another important building block for us in the formation of a stronger company as we gear up for continued growth in 2006 and beyond. We are now looking to move forward with new products and services initiatives that will further develop our brand.


MPs slam ‘misleading’ equity-release adverts

Labour backbenchers have accused Norwich Union and other equity-release providers of misleading advertising and targeting an inappropriate market. In a Westminster debate this week, Labour MP and Treasury select committee member George Mudie used the example of an NU ad as evidence that products are being targeted at too young an audience. He said marketing […]

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Watching stories unfold over the holiday season had me wondering whether they might set the tone for the coming year.

Co-op opens GI division

Co-operative Financial Services this week announced the creation of CIS General Insurance, insuring all new and renewing CIS motor, home and commercial products.CFS says creating the new division will provide greater clarity for CFS general insurance operation. The group says its GI net premium income was 649m in 2004 and 318m in the first half […]

Cripps becomes Heartwood

Investment and wealth management firm Cripps Portfolio has rebranded as Heartwood Wealth Management following the acquisition of the firm by the management and staff at the end of 2005.

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.


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