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Scottish Widows appoints new distribution director


Scottish Widows has appointed Jackie Leiper as distribution director.

Leiper, who is currently protection director, will take up her new role in January 2018 subject to FCA approval.

She will take over from Ronnie Taylor, who is leaving the firm.

Leiper’s new role will see her responsible for building business relationships with financial advisers, employee benefits consultants and corporate clients and leading a team of more than 350. 

She will join the Group’s insurance & wealth executive committee.

Scottish Widows chief executive Antonio Lorenzo says: “We are delighted to appoint someone of Jackie’s calibre to this important role.

“I’d like to thank Ronnie for his hard work in getting the team to where it is today, including helping us achieve the honour of being named Company of the Year for service by intermediaries, and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”


Scottish Widows expands flexible remortgage range

Scottish Widows Bank has expanded its flexible remortgage range and slightly trimmed rates. The lender is splitting the current 50-75 per cent LTV band for its professional and flexible remortgage five-year fixed rates. Scottish Widows is now bringing in a 50-60 per cent LTV band at 1.79 per cent and a 60-75 per cent LTV […]


Scottish Widows Bank cuts remortgage rates

Scottish Widows Bank has today cut fees on a range of remortgage products, including the option to offset. The lender’s two- and five-year fixed rates with a fee of £1499 have been cut to £999, with rates as low as 1.29 per cent for a 60 LTV loan. Selected products are available for both Professional […]


Scottish Widows adds interest-only repayment options

Scottish Widows Bank has added more repayment options to some interest-only mortgages. From today the lender will accept bonuses and cash as repayment strategies. Scottish Widows Bank managing director Martin Fleming says: “We regularly review our products and policies to reflect the needs of our target customers, and expanding the repayment options today will further […]

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