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L&G joins forces with Arun

Legal & General has been selected for the role of life and protection product provider for Arun Estates.

As part of the new strategic partnership, Arun Estates will work with L&G on a sole tied distribution basis.

Under the new agreement Arun will be able to sell the full suite of Legal & General life products including term assurance, critical illness cover, income protection and L&G’s pensions term assurance product, the tax efficient life insurance plan.

Duncan Crocker, managing director of intermediary sales at L&G, says: “As the leading protection provider in the UK, we believe we are well-placed to provide the combination of products, service support and technological innovation required to support Arun Estates’ business.”

Mike Beer, financial services director of Arun Estates, says: “Legal & General is an ideal strategic partner for our business. We are confident their experience and leadership in the protection and life market, combined with significant capacity and consistent technological innovation, will combine with our existing capabilities to enhance Arun Estates’ own service.”


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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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