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Aon has us in creases

No s;@!, Sherlock. A survey by Aon Consulting says more UK workers than ever are willing to sacrifice salary for more work benefits.

The key finding from Aon is that over a third of Scottish people surveyed wanted to take advan-tage of an ironing service as part of their pay package.

Until the benefit service is brought in, are we to expect a third of the Scottish workforce to walk around in a wrinkly state of disorder? Whoever thought there was an ironing protection gap in the UK.


West Bromwich Building Society – All in 4.75%

Type: Fixed-rate mortgage followed by discount Fixed term: 12 months Fixed rate: 4.75% Discounted term: 12 months Discount: 1% Minimum loan: £25,001 Maximum loan: Up to 75% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000 Income multiples: Up to 3.75 times principal income plus second or three times joint Conditions: Six months&#39 free mortgage payment […]

Homeowners feel the pinch after rate rises

Over three million homeowners are struggling financially because of recent rises in their mortgage repayments, says Purely Mortgages. The broker suggests borrowers struggling with repayments should consider changing from standard variable rates to fixed rates. Purely Mortgages says the impact of another quarter-point rate rise on an average 25-year repayment mortgage of £109,000 would be […]

AITC wants off-the-page watchdog

The AITC has called for an expansion of the Financial Ombudsman&#39s remit to cover off the page buyers of investment trusts. Currently the Ombudsman covers investors who bought investment trust shares through fund manager&#39s own savings plan schemes or on the advice of a broker. Daniel Godfrey, director general of the AITC, believes those direct […]

B&B completes sale of two subsidiaries

Bradford & Bingley has completed the disposal of Charcol Aitchison & Colegrave and Charcol Holden Meehan to John Scott & Partners with the transaction becoming effective yesterday evening, 28th September 2004.

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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