Long standing Citigroup executive is leaving the organization, of which Citibank is a major part, after 23 years with the organization. The move is seen to be part of the business transformation being led by new CEO Vikram Pandit. Citibank and parent Citigroup have been well looked after by Mr Klein, who was a key part of the management team, using his influence to secure multi-billion dollar investments from overseas. These investments were instrumental in keeping the company in the game as they suffered at the hands of the US credit crisis. The move is amicable it is understood, with many people expecting it since Mr Klein was moved away from running the day to day operations of Citibank. It is expected that, like others recently, Mr Klein will probably head up a different financial organization, especially with the contacts and experience the 44 year old can bring.
Life Assurance plans are something that everyone should have, as long as they are the most suitable for the customer. The CIS Life Insurance division is offering some handy tips to help customers make sure their loved ones are looked after. CIS Insurance are, for example, offering customer alerts to advise of premium increases as well as identifying the best life assurance policies for those with children. A key aspect of this type of cover is the provision of income replacement, where a sum is paid on a quarterly basis to the remaining family. A word of warning is also issued regarding Whole of Life policies, from the CIS or any other insurance company, since they are tied in to the performance of the stock market. This means that the amount payable could actually be less than that paid in.
Having spoken with a sample of UK consumers Lloyds TSB can see how they are now feeling the pinch as the credit crunch and economic difficulties continue to affect lifestyles. The view of the future is also seen rather negatively by those surveyed, with an expectation of inflation nudging the 3.8 percent mark in the next year. There were also worries about job security as they see costs spiralling for consumers and businesses. These views are part of the Lloyds TSB Consumer Barometer, where consumer views are reviewed on a monthly basis. One of the biggest stresses facing the people of the UK are rising prices, with around nine out of ten people seeing prices up from the previous month. Roughly the same number expect to see this trend continue next month as well, further dampening their confidence in the future.