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Winterthur adds three new managers

Winterthur Life has appointed three new business development managers as part of its strategy to grow adviser services.
Russell Anderson joins from Scottish Life and will be responsible for supporting IFAs in Northern Ireland.
David Arthur joins from Standard Life and will be responsible for a panel of intermediaries in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Don Provan joins from prudential and will be responsible for advisers in South Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales.
Winterthur Life sales director David Thompson says: “The latest BDM appointments add to a series of roles created to develop Winterthur Lifes advisers support services this year. The skills that Russell, Don and David have acquired through their time in the industry will be a huge asset to our market position.”


Lloyds TSB sees small business pessimism this month

Lloyds TSB Financial Markets says business confidence is weaker than last month, according to the latest results from its business barometer.Only 21 per cent of companies report optimism rather than pessimism, compared to 41 per cent last month, with particular gloom around retailers and small companies.Manufacturing holds the strongest business balance of 62 per cent, […]

Real simplification is needed for pensions

April 5 is the day the Government believe they will have simplified pensions. We all know that that is not going to happen. The tax environment after A-Day is likely to prove complex and, as many pension industry experts are already saying, it is likely solely to be a good way of allowing those who already have good pensions to save more.

Interest rates frozen by the MPC for another month

The Bank of England has left UK interest rates on hold at 4.75 per cent for the eighth month running.The decision by the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee was widely expected given subdued UK inflation and a slowdown in consumer spending. Skipton Building Society chief executive John Goodfellow says: “Economic analysts are still predicting that we […]

Canada Life annual IHT survey results

75% of wealthy unaware of new residence nil rate band IHT allowance Just 4% were aware the new allowance will be up to £175,000 per individual Lack of awareness of IHT rules means families risk paying a bigger bill than they need 83% think the current inheritance tax rules are far too complex A remarkable […]


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