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Single cover platform for IFAs

Risk Placement Services has acquired the assets of rival Special Risks Bureau to create a single specialist insurance platform for IFAs.

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Business failure levels increase by 3.5%

Equifax says figures up to July 2006 show that overall 3.5% more businesses failed from January to July 2006, than in January to July 2005.It also reveals that UK businesses struggle to obtain new finance with nearly 3% rise in zero credit limits. The retail sector appears to be faring worst at 14%, with transport […]

Blemain Finance joins FISA

Blemain Finance has joined the Finance Industry Standards Association. Director Marc Goldberg will take a position on the board and have input into the direction and evolution of the association.

Halifax says APRs won’t die

Halifax has denied claims that the restructuring of retention fees will make annual percentage rates redundant. Jonathon Cornell, technical director at Hamptons Mortgages, says APRs are the white elephant of the mortgage market, and retention schemes, such as the one Halifax recently launched, will spell the end for them. Cornell says: “In a bid to […]

IRS to appoint 20 advisers

In Retirement Services is to appoint 20 advisers after the Financial Services Authority’s equity release mystery shopping exercise highlighted the need for specialist knowledge.

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EEF/Jelf Employee Benefits Sickness Absence Survey 2015

EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.

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