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More cover

Paymentshield has added home emergency cover and legal expenses cover to its building and contents insurance products. Both additions are free to new policy holders for 12 months from the policy start date.

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PYV negotiates improved rates for MIs

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Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk

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