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Workplace stress claims up says Unum

Income protection claims through workplace stress are up 88 per cent in the last seven years according to a survey from Unum.

Claims for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are up 40 per cent over the same period and 73 per cent of workers say their performance in the workplace is affected by the level of stress they experience.

Unum marketing director Eugene McCormack says: “The strength and reputation of many businesses is built on the quality and commitment of their people, yet they appear to be allowing the working environment to become increasingly stressful.”


Mortgage market is going to the dogs

What&#39s in store for the mortgage industry this year I wonder? I&#39m certain the FSA and the Treasury will find new and exciting ways to stick a spanner in the works but, hold on, they already have. The proposals to make lenders police the advice of intermediaries goes a long way to cement the reputation […]

Humble cap in hand

What an exciting year we have in store. Elections, stakeholder, polarisation, N2, more consolidation and perhaps even some guidance over long-term care provision. After taking a reality check, the Government may end up eating some humble pie over the stakeholder charging cap, so that those within the new pensions catchment group can actually get some […]

Bristol & West choose three way Tessa Isa

Bristol & West has introduced a five-year individual savings account (Isa) to take advantage of the numbers of investors with tax exempt small savings accounts (Tessas) that are due to mature in 2001. The five-year Tessa Isa is linked to three separate indices, the FTSE 100, the Nikkei 225 and the Eurostoxx 50, and will […]

Intelligent Finance calls for regulation of Best Buy tables

Intelligent Finance is calling for Best Buy tables to be regulated on the principle that the customer&#39s entire banking arrangements should be taken into account. The new telenet bank from the Halifax claims that consumers with two or more banking products would be better off with them than shopping around for supposedly the best buy […]


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