Life's often full of surprises

Life with Towergate is never dull. Apart from the inexorable purchase of brokers, it never stops making surprising moves. For example, it purchased Paymentshield at a time when the Office of Fair Trading was investigating payment protection insurance. Following this, it announced it was moving into the independent financial adviser market. The broker then recruited Patrick Snowball, probably the biggest hitter in the UK insurance market, to allegedly spearhead this move. Now, it has made the

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