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Survey looks at UK life and pension choices for new generation of customers.

Research by Cable&Wireless Worldwide has found that 90% of consumers express some dissatisfaction with the methods of communications from UK financial services providers.

Almost half would like more comprehensive websites which include video explanations and calculators, and17% of those asked wanted an instant message service whilst using the site. With younger consumers looking for more interactivity from providers, insurance providers need to respond to accommodate these needs or risk alienating future customers.

Nicola Dicks, director, General Insurance, Life & Pensions at Cable & Wireless Worldwide comments “Running multiple communication channels is simply not good enough if the customer experience is poor and disjointed, that’s why it’s vital for insurance providers to improve existing communication channels before rushing to invest in new ones. To engage with and retain their customers, insurers should be providing the right information and advice at first point of contact, whatever method that is.”

“Whilst at the moment technology leadership is strongest amongst younger customers, communications requirements will continue to shift as generations move through different life stages. Insurers therefore need to make sure they get their communication channels right–or they could find themselves restricted to a diminishing segment. Improving communications infrastructure will have a fundamental role to play in delivering the transformation required.”

Actuaries Eligible to Apply for Tier 2 Work Permits

The statement of intent regarding transitional measures for Tier 2 of the points based visa system confirms that Actuaries, Finance Analysts and all graduate level occupations are eligible to be sponsored for a Tier 2 work permit.

The Youth Mobility Scheme visa (new name for Working Holiday visa) will allow citizens of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada to work in the UK for 2 years. Applicants need to be between 18 and 30.

We thank Commonwealth Immigration for providing this information.

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