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John Charcol signs protection deal with L&G

John Charcol has partnered with Legal & General for a sole-tie distribution agreement to provide protection and mortgage payment protection insurance products.

L&G says the deal offers significant opportunities for expanding its distribution in the UK.

Duncan Crocker, managing director of intermediary distribution at L&G, says: “John Charcol is a leading light in the mortgage industry, very well respected and hugely successful. It is a very welcome addition to our expanding partner group.”

Walter Avrili, product director at John Charcol, says: “We are pleased to have signed this agreement as we believe it will offer our clients excellent protection at competitive rates.

“This is another step in a relationship that has lasted some 20 years and we are looking forward to working closely on product innovation for both insurance and mortgages, with the L&G Mortgage Club.”


Landlords delay on EPCs

Research from Paragon Mortgages reveals that the majority of landlords haven’t arranged Energy Protection Certificates despite the deadline being only a week away.

Bush pleads with Congress for $700bn

President George W. Bush was pleading with Congress in front of the American people last night in an attempt to push through Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s $700bn rescue plan.


Guide: how to change your auto-enrolment support

As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.


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