Protection and health insurance specialist April UK has made a "strong statement" by recruiting two "big talents within the healthcare industry" to its senior team.
The firm has appointed Jon Legge as sales director and David Pooles as head of intermediaries. Legge (pictured, left) brings more than 20 years' experience to the role, having held a range of senior and directorial sales positions at brokers and providers, including Aviva, Bupa, Chartwell Healthcare, and The Health Insurance Group. He will have overall responsibility for developing the firm's sales and distribution strategy. Pooles (pictured, right) has previously held managerial and consultant...
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will maintain its current funding model for the next financial year despite recognising it is unsustainable in its current form.
The FCA has confirmed that, while businesses will have to identify certified staff from day one under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR), they will have a year to complete fitness and propriety assessments.
Scott Cadger runs through the four most common reasons people give for not taking out critical illness cover - and some suggestions on how advisers can offer reassurance on each in conversations with clients
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has sought to provide clarity regarding any potential confusion over the products advisers should recommend to clients to cover a decreasing loan or mortgage.