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Winterthur to widen its range

Winterthur Life is planning to broaden its product range into life and investments when it moves under the Credit Suisse brand umbrella next year.

Sipp specialist Winterthur is expected to drop its 125-year-old brand in the first half of 2003.

It has a project team working on the detail of an investment bond product and has suggested that life insurance products and Isas could follow.

An announcement on its new name related to its parent&#39s brand will be made within the next two months.

Winterthur Life spokeswoman Chris Rose says: “Rebranding under Credit Suisse opens a wider range of product opportunities. We have a team working on an investment bond product and we could offer a number of different life and investment products.”


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