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BoS launches internet banking

Bank of Scotland is launching a new online banking service just days before a similar style operation is due to be unveiled by takeover target NatWest.


BoS has made a £21bn hostile bid for NatWest. As part of the package BoS will offer a free internet service provider BoS Internet.com.

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Insurance Ombudsman appointed

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Grey army gives Government thumbs down

The Government is losing support from &#39grey voters&#39 because of dithering over how long-term care should be funded, according to a new survey.Research carried out by Mori on behalf of the Help the Aged charity has found 57 per cent of older people would be more likely to vote for a political party offering greater […]

A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery

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