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B&B acquires Aitchison & Colegrave

Bradford & Bingley has today announced the acquisition of Scottish
IFA Aitchison & Colegrave as part of its strategy to increase its mid to
high net worth business.
The IFA is to be rebranded Charcol Aitchison & Colgrave and current
management will remain with the business.
One of Scotland&#39s leading IFAs, Aitchison & Colegrave has four
offices across Scotland with 20 advisers. Its turnover to July 2002
was £4.1m with £2.5m in net assets.
The acquisition follows B&B&#39s earlier acaquisition of Holden Meehan
in June.


Abbey revamp

Abbey National has re-launched its business in what it calls a “radical shift” in customer service. The new line for the bank is “helping people get on top of their money” and it believes this will “turn banking on its head”. The revamp includes grouping its savings accounts into three types: Easy Reach, Put Aside […]

Verity&#39s view

Not so long ago, if you read the personal finance sections of national newspapers and the consumer press, a naive member of the public could be forgiven for coming up with a valid and damning accusation against its writers. Are you really pro-posing to tell me all about personal finance or just about products that […]

UCB Home Loans – Self Cert – Flexible 3 Year Fixed

Fixed term: Three years Fixed rate: 5.09% Minimum loan: £25,001 Maximum loan: Up to 85% of valuation subject to a maximum of £350,000, up to 75% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000, up to 65% of valuation subject to a maximum of £750,000 Income multiples: Up to 3.25 times principal income plus second […]

On the tiles

The Diary would have thought that stints at Bristol & West, IFonline and Future Mortgages would have taught Richard Hurst exactly what&#39s what when it comes to property development.However, the former communications manager is no Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. The Diary hears he managed to pull his ceiling down when trying to remove “some ugly ceiling tiles”. […]


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