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Unlucky for gum?

Friday the 13th – never the best day to try anything hazardous – loomed large for Nick Bamford last week.

Not only did the poor Informed Choice managing director schedule in a dentist&#39s appointment for the morning but the Diary hears he was expecting to receive his PI quote later the same day.

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Who is the wolf on the trail?

A young chap called Julian Penniston-Hill has launched a service with no less assistance in PR than Max Clifford, whereby he will obtain and remit all of an investor&#39s renewal commission for the princely sum of £35 per annum. I feel that much of the ire that may have been directed towards me and my […]

Rating firm checks out Standard Life solvency

Standard Life&#39s true capital position is “significantly weaker” than the company has claimed and the industry believed, says rating agency Fitch. The report – Reality Check: Is Standard That Poor? – warns that the plans to raise £750m in hybrid debt will be costly and that Standard&#39s days as a mutual are numbered. It says: […]

Barclays&#39 IFAs remain weak

Barclays group has seen continued weakness in its IFA division which includes Woolwich IFA Services and Sedgwick. Wealth management business Barclays Private Clients saw a small rise in fees and commission to £802m last year from £794m in 2002. The group says sales of bonds and funds suffered from reduced consumer demand while sales of […]

Goodfellows – Safetyfirst

Type: Accident, sickness and unemployment insurance Maximum benefit: £1,000 a month or 50% of gross monthly income Benefit payment term: 12 months Deferred period: 30 days Premium: £3.50 per £100 for unemployment cover, £3.50 per £100 for incapacity cover, £5.50 per £100 for unemployment and incapacity cover Commission: Initial 20% Tel: 0870 2403946

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