The group sold £200m worth of individual annuities in the first three months of the year, its bread and butter, compared to £357m in the first quarter of 2013.
In a statement yesterday the company said
"Since the Budget, we have seen quote volumes at approximately 50 per cent of the pre-Budget level," chief executive
He added that defined benefit bulk sales, which represented £34m of underwritten business in the first quarter, compared to £2m the year before, would be difficult to predict in the long term. The board was "confident that Partnership is able to face the challenges ahead and capitalise on the opportunities presented by this changing market."
The company has formed a team of experts to look at whether expanding into the US market would be an attractive next step. It is also developing new products in the
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