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        Zurich puts 90 jobs at risk across UK life operation

        IFAonline | 31 May 2012 | 11:17

        Zurich plans to make 90 redundancies from its UK life business as part of cost cutting measures in light of the challenging economic environment.

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        Things clients say #4

        In return for a retainer of £100 a month, adviser Bhupinder Anand helps manage the financial side of an acrimonious relationship between divorcees. He explains...

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      Aviva swings axe on hundreds of employees

      Aviva has said 384 jobs in its Bristol office are at risk due to a simplification of its life business.

      IFAonline | 15 Nov 2011 | 14:59

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      IFAonline | 04 Nov 2011 | 14:27

      Pensioner who posed as wife to cheat life co imprisoned

      A pensioner who faked his own death and posed as his wife to fraudulently claim on his life insurance has been jailed for six years.

      IFAonline | 30 Sep 2011 | 14:50
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      Fitch warns life cos: Don't rely on IFAs

      Ratings agency Fitch has warned that life companies which rely on independent financial advisers (IFA) to distribute their products could be negatively affected by the retail distribution review (RDR), and predicted a bright future for bancassurance.

      IFAonline | 26 Sep 2011 | 12:36

      L&G chief executive Breedon to retire

      Tim Breedon, CEO of Legal & General (L&G), is to retire from the company at the end of 2012, when he will have completed a quarter of a century at the insurer.

      IFAonline | 22 Sep 2011 | 07:40
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      The ten most common underwriting queries (and answers)

      Not only will the needs of each and every client who needs a protection policy differ, but advisers also have to factor in the different underwriting processes of providers...

      Cover | 09 Sep 2011 | 12:00

      Call for overhaul of mortality projection models

      Mortality projection models are in need of a radical overhaul to ease insurers' funding problems and give them confidence when pricing future retirement income solutions, an influential new report argues.

      Cover | 02 Sep 2011 | 14:00

      Friends Life creates 'heritage' unit for closed business

      (Updated) Friends Life is to separate its open and closed books of business as part of parent company Resolution's UK Life project.

      Cover | 16 Aug 2011 | 11:15
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      Aegon offloads UK life and pensions outfit Guardian

      Aegon today confirmed the sale of its UK-based life and pensions business Guardian to European private equity group Cinven, for a total cash consideration of £275m.

      IFAonline | 16 Aug 2011 | 08:15

      Royal London new business up 11% but protection sales fall

      Royal London group received a boost from Scottish Life and 360° during the first half of 2011 but its protection arm suffered a 17% sales slump.

      IFAonline | 15 Aug 2011 | 08:45
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      Ex-AIA chief eyes Aviva divisions

      Mark Wilson, former chief executive of Asian life assurer AIA, is trying to raise private equity backing to bid for the non-core emerging markets businesses of Aviva, according to reports.

      IFAonline | 01 Aug 2011 | 09:27

      Resolution to return £500m 'excess cash' to shareholders

      Buyout vehicle Resolution expects to have £500m of excess cash to return to shareholders over the next 12 months after completing its work examining the cash and capital position of Friends Life, its new proposition formed from the merger of Friends Provident and Axa's UK life and pensions business.

      Cover | 07 Jun 2011 | 07:25

      Aviva's UK Life CEO Strauss leaves for Lloyds

      David Barral has been appointed chief executive of Aviva's UK Life business, replacing Toby Strauss as he leaves to join Lloyds Bank.

      IFAonline | 23 May 2011 | 13:18

      Co-op seeks buyer for £18bn life insurance business

      The Co-op may sell its £18bn life insurance business in a re-organisation instigated by new CEO Neville Richardson.

      IFAonline | 25 Oct 2010 | 07:20

      LLMA proposes longevity index

      The Life & Longevity Markets Association (“LLMA”) is proposing a standardised framework for longevity indices.

      Cover | 23 Aug 2010 | 14:31

      Pru UK chief to lead Asia integration

      Prudential’s chief executive of UK and Europe Rob Devey has been appointed to lead the group’s planned integration of its Asian business with the AIA Group.

      IFAonline | 14 Apr 2010 | 08:52

      Profits down at Groupama Insurances

      Groupama Insurances' combined profitability for the UK operations (before tax and amortisation) reduced to £14.1 million (2008: £30.1 million).

      Cover | 18 Feb 2010 | 11:53


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