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“Yes. Sadly, a lot of them have been waiting and will follow now Norwich Union has taken a lead.”

Isabel Sinclair, David F Green & Associates

“Yes. Of course they will.”

Michael Hoare,Hallmark Independent Financial Services

“Yes. Every year, you get the first one to poke their head above the parapet and then they all follow.”

Gill Steele, Lodders

“Yes. Whether it is Norwich Union which does it first or someone else, I do think other life offices will cut their rates as well.”

David Heron Jennings, Newton & Co

“Yes. With the stockmarket situation, it is only sensible. I think they all will.”

William Stewart Paterson, Sole trader

“Yes because it gives other life offices an excuse as they will no longer be the first to do so.”

Vic Thomson, Prestige Financial Services

“Yes. They are all as bad as each other. They are hiding behind September 11 and making a lot of money out of it. They are all immoral, indecent and disgusting.”

Christopher Holden, Complete Financial Solutions

“Absolutely. There are two or three companies that the rest of the market follow and NU is one.”

Salman Kamal, Siddiquim Kamal & Co

“Yes, I hope so. NU is the biggest fund and there are probably smaller firms facing similar problems so it is better they follow suit quickly rather than try to gain a competitive advantage and end up like Equitable Life.”

Gregory McCave, The Ethical Investment Consultancy

Yes 100%

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