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Abbey at centre of closure rumours

Speculation that Abbey may close its Edinburgh Scottish Provident office with as many as 500 jobs being lost will not be confirmed until next year, the Group has said. Following reports that trade unions expect 500 of 750 jobs at its Edinburgh office to be lost as Abbey continues its current review of its sites, Abbey now says it is hoping to be in a position to update staff in January.


I told the FSA why we value our network

I read with interest the back-page article about the FSA quizzing IFAs about their networks, not least as I was one of the IFAs thus quizzed. First, I received a call from our network to tell me that the FSA had selected me to take part, what the purpose and format of the interview would […]

Painless extraction

Anybody who runs their own business should be aware that they are making an investment. Whenever a business owner makes a choice with regard to the use of funds in the business, an investment choice is being made. Much like any other investment, a business is a means of delivering an income – usually taken […]

Millfield in estate agent tie-up

Millfield Group is signing a deal with London-based estate agent Chesterton Residential to offer independent advice to its clients. The strategic alliance will see clients from Chesterton&#39s 17 London offices given access to Millfield&#39s 280 mortgage advisers. Millfield chief executive Paul Tebbutt says: “We are delighted that Chestertons has chosen to work with Millfield on […]

The green house effect

The Ethical Investment Association is holding a seminar with the theme of Property and Land, the Ethical Way. Being held in Birmingham on December 1, the seminar will look at alternatives to equities and sociallyand environmentally-responsible ways of borrowing to finance house purchases. Speakers will include John Fleetwood of Philips Securities, discussing a new discretionary […]


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