Will the FCA’s focus on platform value for money and new entrants to the market spur the more established players to rethink their costs? Platforms are facing pressure to change their pricing models as new entrants to the market boost competition amid increasing regulatory focus on value for money. Two entrants to the market this year – Embark and Hubwise – have revealed competitive pricing levels that position them at the cheaper end of the spectrum.
Aviva has acquired Irish pensions, life and investment provider Friends First Life Assurance Company for £116m. Friends First is currently owned by Dutch insurer Achmea Holding and has a 6 per cent market share. The deal makes Aviva one of the biggest composite insurers in Ireland. The amount Aviva has agreed to pay for the company represents a multiple of 0.8 times Friends First’s adjusted net asset value.
The deal is AFH’s first for the current financial year. It completed 13 deals in the previous financial year. A stock exchange announcement says the maximum purchase price is just over £2m. For the 12 months ended 31 May 2017 Britton reported profit before tax of £352,551. AFH will make an initial consideration of £1.1m in cash with the remaining amount paid over the following 26 months in two lots and dependent on performance.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".