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How much did John Tiner and the FSA spend on staff entertaining in the year to June 2005? Exactly 182,062. (Freedom of Information Act request.) Don’t you wish you worked for him rather than employing him, as you do now?

Philip Martin

Philip Martin Partnership, Mendlesham Green, Suffolk


Virgin Money launches new cancer cover protection product

Virgin Money is launching a cancer-only protection product, to be administered by Scottish Widows.Money Marketing reported the planned launch last February, which was denied by Virgin Money. The new product, to be called The Big V, is not a critical illness policy, and will run a severity-based approach to cover. Virgin says it will be […]

British youth hope to live abroad, says UCB

Most of the UKs youth believe they will own their own home, buying their first property between the ages of 25 and 30, according to UCB Home Loans.However, the specialist lender of Nationwide says although the desire to own property is strong, 32 per cent of respondents say they would rather live abroad than buy […]

Critical barrage for Big V plan

Advisers have criticised Virgin Money’s cancer-only protection product, The Big V, for being more expensive and having less coverage than many critical-illness policies. There are concerns that clients could switch out of CI cover or life policies and be worse off. The product is administered by Scottish Widows and features three stages of cancer cover […]


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