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BSA appoints new chairman

The Building Societies Association has appointed David Smith, chief executive of Dunfermline Building Society as its new Chairman.

Smith replaces Britannia&#39s executive vice chairman John Heaps.

Yorkshire Building Society chief executive David Anderson will become deputy chairman of the association.


Norwich & Peterborough Building Society restricts access to Isas

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society will restrict access to its mini-cash Isas from May 22.The restrictions mean Isa accounts must be opened in person at one of the society&#39s regional branch network in East Anglia.The constraints are imposed to prevent speculative activities from carpetbaggers.The move does not effect existing N&P customers.The society is the latest […]

Grip launches executiveSAFE

Insurance specialists Goodfellow Rebecca Ingrams Pearson has entered the executive and key person protection market with the launch of executiveSAFE.ExecutiveSafe is designed to protect business personnel against death by accident, total disablement or permanent total disability caused by accident.Cover is available up to £1,000,000 and is payable if independent arbitrators determine the executive is unable […]

IFA publishes guide to IHT avoidance

The David Aaron Partnership has published a new guide to &#39Avoiding and Reducing Inheritance Tax&#39The guide incorporates changes made in this year&#39s budget some of which came into force on April 6.It explains practical ways to avoid or reduce potential IHT through potentially exempt transfers and lists 18 do&#39s and don&#39ts to mitigate against IHT.The […]

Wesleyan publishes its annual review

Wesleyan Assurance has announced 29 per cent increase in annual premium income for 1998 in its annual review.In the review, the mutual life office details how the total value of life and pension funds rose by £227m to exceed £2,800. Investment income also grew by £16m to £123m for the year.Its home loan mortgage book […]


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