Former Thinc Destini recruitment director John Kilburn-Toppin has joined The Money Portal as head of strategic growth. He will focus on recruitment and acquisition activity. Nick Boyle will take responsibility for recruitment at the Thinc Group.
Abbey market share of mortgage lending fell slightly last year as it lost out in the growing specialist sector.But the company says its entry into buy to let last November should help it get back on track.Abbey for Intermediaries managing director Ricky Okey says that the company’s performance in the mainstream market was very good […]
Positive Solutions has abandoned plans to float on the stockmarket but is setting up a technology and admin company called Platform in April.Financing plans have not been finalised but Aegon is expected to take a stake in the business. No other product providers will be invited to invest.Platform was revealed last week at the national […]
Bupa, Norwich Union. Legal & General and Friends Provident have slashed their rates on critical-illness insurance in the opening shots of what is predicted to be a rate war in the sector this year.Last year’s premium battle was waged mainly on life insurance products but Lifesearch head of protection strategy Kevin Carr is forecasting the […]
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