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The lookalikes are out there

Thanks to Skipton&#39s Jennifer Holloway for sending in these Separated At Birth pics of herself and Helen Hunt, star of blockbuster Twister – appropriately, just as Hurricane Isabel was battering the eastern seaboard of the US.

In fact, Jennifer is unhappy that her colleagues have made the link and claims that, since dying her hair red, she looks more like sci-fi sex bomb Dana Scully from the X-Files.

If you think you look like a gorgeous film star, send your pictures to the Diary at the usual address.


Scot Prov limits stand alone CI sum assured to £0.5m

Scottish Provident is moving to limit its maximum sum assured on stand-alone critical illness to £0.5m. Scottish Provident head of marketing and product development Nick Kirwan says IFAs will be receiving letters informing them of the change in the next few days. He says that while quite a few companies have stopped offering the product […]

Jackman quest for demarcation line

Skills Council for Financial Services chief executive David Jackman has enlisted the help of the Institute of Financial Planning in defining the financial services marketplace.Speaking at the Institute of Financial Planning annual conference in Telford last week, Jackman said it was essential to have a clear demarcation between planning and advice in order to help […]

Treasury minds the gap

The Treasury is investigating ways to prevent consumer complaints falling through the gaps created by the FSA taking on mortgage and general insurance regulation.The gap was identified by the MCCB, which raised concerns that during the period before handing over to the FSA, consumer complaints may drop “through the cracks” with no body to deal […]

Not such a Bright idea?

The Diary has learned that mortgage processor Optoma&#39s managing director Matthew Bright has taken charge of planning his company&#39s stand at this year&#39s Mortgage Business Expo.His self-belief buoyed by a previous life in a design agency, Matt began constructing a 3D scale model of the floorspace the company had booked.Cardboard panels, corporate colours and even […]


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