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Zurich are up to the Challenge

“I’ve just opened the CML annual report and it smells lovely. It is not often any more that you get paper that smells that nice.”

FSA’s Robin Gordon-Walker’s excitement at receiving the document”Do you know anyone who does voicebox transplants in the UK?”

Royal Liver’s Andy Milburn after watching Liverpool win the FA Cup”Good news is you girls will live longer. Bad news is you will feel pretty crap about it.”

Winterthur Life’s Mike Kellard on women’s life expectancy”I can’t believe I am actually singing.”

Standard Life’s Trevor Matthews sings his presentation”If anyone ever tells you that fish grow to the size of the tank, they’re talking rubbish. I’m going to need a bigger tank.”

IFA Defence Union chief Evan Owen


Exit pursued by regulator

Fees Nicola York reports on the FSA threatening lenders with legal action in a row over shock rises in exit fees

HSBC says 20% could save 3k with PTA

HSBC has moved into pension term assurance and says at least 20 per cent of its existing standard policyholders could benefit by switching over. It is the first bank to launch into this sector and will initially offer products on level and decreasing term but only on a single-life plan basis. The product will offer […]

Sandler joins Paternoster

Ron Sandler has been signed up as chairman of closed life fund consolidator Paternoster. Sandler achieved widespread recognition for the review of savings he carried out for the Treasury in 2001. He is chairman of financial education charity PFEG and former chief executive of Lloyd’s of London. He is also chairman of Computacenter, Kyte Group […]

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]


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