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Swiss Life appoints Hurd as personal finance director

Swiss Life has announced the appointment of Brian Hurd as director of its personal finance business unit.

Hurd, who comes from Norwich Union, will be responsible for the development of the provider&#39s individual protection portfolio.

Swiss Life says the appointment is a key hire in its drive to take the individual side of the company forward.


What about effect on the customers?

I see Ron Sandler has been joined by the Eurocrats at the Brussels Inquisition. Both seem ready to run a sword through any adviser paid by commission. However, the potential impact on the consumer would seem to have been overlooked. I am a self-employed IFA with a client bank of around 250 and growing. I […]

Compensation scheme finalised

The final rules for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, due to come into effect on December 1, have been finalised. IFAs will have their own category, which will not include the cost of redress for the pension review. If an IFA firm goes into default, the rest of the IFAs will share the cost of […]

Scottish Life removes policy fee on regular premium plans

Scottish Life has removed the policy fee for all new regular premium plans of £100 or more per month.The life office says the move is designed to increase the attractiveness of its personal pension plans and that the removal of the policy fee produces a substantial improvement in its competitive position. Head of Communications Alasdair […]

Small IFAs under fire for pension review delays

Small IFAs are under fire from the FSA for lagging behind in completing Phase 2 Pensions Review cases. While the regulator says good progress has been made, but with just under a year to the completion deadline, it&#39s claimed some smaller firms are slipping behind. The FSA&#39s quarterly update shows two thirds of consumers in […]


Guide: 10 required letters — what to send, to whom and when?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.


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