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A pain in the neck

An MM hack impressed Skandia with his organisational skills by managing to lose his Eurostar tickets on a pre-Christmas jolly to Paris.

After getting everyone else involved in the hunt for them, he realised that he must have inadvertently swapped his lunch menu for the tickets.

This resulted in a messy search through the canteen bins until the tickets were found and triumphantly held aloft.

Another more responsible MM hack agreed to look after the dappy reporter’s tickets for the remainder of the weekend.


Call to build more homes to aid FTBs

Former director general of the Confederation of British Industry Sir Digby Jones has called on the Government to do more to help first-time buyers.Speaking at the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ annual conference in London last week, he urged Westminster to reform the stamp duty regime and to build more homes.Last week’s pre-Budget report only saw […]

Zurich says it’s not entering the wrap race

Zurich has ruled itself out of the wrap race, saying it sees better value investing in its extranet and developing links with external platforms and portals.Zurich Intermediary Group has been monitoring the wrap market since 2000 and believes only 15 per cent of advisers will adopt a full wrap by 2008, with 60 per cent […]

Standard appoints non-exec director

Standard Life has appointed Crawford Gillies as non-executive director. He has spent 22 years with Bain & Company management consultants, which will retain him as senior consultant.


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