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53% Think Hitachi will suck up all GI business

Last week MS exclusively revealed that Hitachi Capital and Advent Solutions Management are to launch a joint venture called Securah, selling mortgage payment protection insurance.

We asked you whether the launch of Hitachi’s MPPI product would result in it sucking up all general insurance business in the sector and the ayes had it, with some 53% saying yes.

This week MS asks: “Is the practice of offering a limited panel of 11 lenders in keeping with Financial Services Authority guidelines?”

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.

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