Regulator levies record £28m fine for scheme that encouraged aggressive sales
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Friday 04 September 2009
Monday 31 August 2009
Aviva is planning a third mass-mailout in a bid to persuade thousands of policyholders to vote on plans to pay out £500m in unclaimed "orphan" assets held in two life insurance funds.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Pearl, the insurer, is believed to have set its sights on Richard Harvey, formerly chief executive at Aviva, as its new chairman.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Friday 14 August 2009
Aegon, the Dutch insurance giant, announced a €1bn share sale as it revealed its fourth consecutive quarterly loss yesterday, saying it would use the cash to partly repay the €3bn (£2.5bn) of state aid received at the height of the financial crisis last year.
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Wednesday 05 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Alma Stewart-Burgess, 39, is bringing up two young children aged seven and five in Preston after her 44-year-old journalist husband died from cancer five years ago. She is looking for a job after completing a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. "I want to be debt free, but still able to live comfortably," says Alma.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
The insurance group Friends Provident forcefully rejected the preliminary takeover approach from the insurance tycoon Clive Cowdery's investment vehicle Resolution yesterday.
Monday 13 July 2009
Investment company Resolution said today that insurer Friends Provident had brushed off its takeover advances.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Saturday 30 May 2009
Q: We moved house in July last year. Nationwide redeemed our existing tracker mortgage against our wishes.
Sunday 03 May 2009
Saturday 02 May 2009
Linda Rostron, 44, works at the Houses of Parliament as a computer operator. Over the years she has built up a number of debts and wants to clear these, without giving up all her luxuries. Linda eventually hopes to train as an alternative therapist to boost her income but is finding training courses prohibitively expensive.
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