British Insurance founder returns to the UK with a new ‘universal cover’ MPPI product

Simon Burgess, who pocketed £25m when he sold his insurance firm, British Insurance, three years ago, is seeking to re-enter the UK market and “rehabilitate the reputation” of mortgage payment protection insurance. Burgess sold British Insurance to Towergate Group in 2010 and, as part of the deal, was subject to a three-year non-compete clause. During […]


Consumer trust can be rebuilt

The British Social Attitudes survey released this month found that only 19 per cent of the public thought banks are ‘well-run’, a striking difference to the 90 per cent in 1983. This means trust in financial institutions is lower at the moment than pretty much any other British institution such as the press, the police, […]

Top six shine in overseas property

For western buyers the same countries, namely Spain, France, USA, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal, still remain within the top six choices for lifestyle, holiday, retirement and rental when it comes to overseas property buyers.   Out of all these, Spain is starting to fizz but interest still remains in repossession sales rather than in new builds […]