Bradford & Bingley made a profit of 150m for the half-year, up 8 per cent from 139.4m in 2004.
The Money Marketing team gave a fine account of themselves at Skandia Cowes Week, coming fourth out of 65 yachts, with rivals taking their beating with good grace. This was all the more remarkable following a 2am swim in the marina, much to the delight of Skandia’s Alex Jones, who could be heard in the […]
Prestbury is looking for acquisitions and is in talks with a number of mortgage networks with deals set to be announced by October. It says it completed a record 130m worth of new mortgage business in July.
The FSA’s fourth life insurance newsletter issued last month warns insurers about the standard of advice given by their representatives.
Whenever a fund management firm or an IFA business goes under the hammer, the first question on everybody’s lips is: “What’s it worth?”
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