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What about the pension public?

Tom Kean should check his facts before putting pen to paper. Decisions

about the extent of mortgage regulation are a matter for HM Treasury.

The remainder of his comments do no favours for the majority of IFAs and,

in particular, the 2,500 or so firms which are now working hard to complete

the review and regain customer confidence.

Mr Kean obviously feels hard done by. I am sure that Money Marketing could

fill many pages with the views of investors who feel the

same way.

Philip Robinson

Director of communications,

Financial Services Authority,

London E1


Housing market cools off, says Halifax

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Standard PMI push bolts on investment

Standard Life Healthcare, formerly Prime Health, is launching a newprivate medical insurance product with an invest- ment bolt-on aimed atattracting IFAs hit by the low margins of stakeholder pensions.The company says its Choices PMI product will allow IFAs to help clientsto build their investment portfolios or introduce investment customers toPMI.The new offering provides an optional […]

AssureSoft plots route to IFAs&#39 door

AssureSoft is planning to give every IFA their own website to literallylead customers to their doors with an online map from clients&#39 homes to IFAoffices.Consumers who input their address are provided with a map and directionsto their nearest or preferred IFA.The DBS-owned software provider says, unlike other electronic applicationand quotation services which provide only contact […]

Making life Ease-ier

Unum is sponsoring a disabled charity event with the help of former modeland disability campaigner Heather Mills.Mills, who has a prosthetic limb, is pictured with Unum marketing directorEugene McCormack at the Ease Awards sponsorship launch last week.The awards recognise companies which are increasing their Ease of AccessService and Employment for disabled customers and employees.Unum is […]

Jelf flexible benefits

In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business. 


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