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Yes, this is LIA president Gavin Tisshaw

Yes, this is LIA president Gavin Tisshaw. No, he is not escaping from a meeting about professional and motivational skills but is in fact showing the way with the LIA challenge (see below).

He talks the talk, he walks the walk, backwards down a wooden tower. Bruce Willis had better watch out when they are casting Die Even Harder 12.

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Prudential is considering entering the equity-release market as soon as June in a bid to take advantage of one of the few rapidly growing business areas, say sources close to the provider.The news comes only two weeks after the Pru increased rates and revoked guaranteed premiums on pipeline and new critical-illness policies, leading many IFAs […]

Hargreaves and Lansdown on Rich List for first time

The owners of Bristol-based IFA firm Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown, have made it into the Sunday Times Rich List 2003 of the 1,000 richest people in the UK for the first time.The Sunday Times estimates Lansdown to have a stake worth £26m in the IFA which it values at £60m. Past salaries […]

Brokers steer clear of net

BM Solutions research says just 16 per cent of mortgage brokers process more than a quarter of their business online.Its first quarterly BM Solutions Online index, which aims to track brokers&#39 attitudes to information technology, shows that on average, mortgage brokers currently transact just 13 per cent of their mortgage business electronically.It found that 68 […]

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Much has been written and speculated about the life industry&#39s financial health at present. Some life offices have taken the opportunity to apply for a waiver of the current solvency requirements laid down by the FSA and this, in particular, has sparked a bit of debate. There seems to be a perception that application for […]

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Preparing for the changes to the pensions market

As more and more providers start to reveal their stance on the charge cap and removal of commission and active member discount pricing, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at what these are, and the steps businesses should be taking to prepare for this.

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