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C&G wins IFA accolade

Cheltenham & Gloucester has won a fifth consecutive five-star rating, awarded by Aifa. More than 2,000 IFAs voted in the annual survey, which ranks mortgage lenders and other product providers on a wide range of service criteria. C&G was deemed to provide the best all-round service.

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House prices continue to soar

House prices are 13.3 per cent higher than they were this time last year, according to latest research by Nationwide Building Society.The rise is the fastest annual rate increase since the 1980s housing boom.Figures show prices across the country rose 1.9 per cent in November. The average price of a house is now £74,954.

BoS rubbishes RBS

The Bank of Scotland has tried to pour cold water on the Royal Bank of Scotland&#39s £25bn bid for NatWest.Bos Scotland has put slightly less money on the table for the beleaguered banking group but the offer could be a better deal if a proposed special dividend is included.BoS says it has better management and […]

MM reveals life office roll of shame

Legal & General has refused to defend itself in response to a volley of complaints from frustrated IFAs about its administration bungles. MM&#39s switchboard was swamped with calls from IFAs invited to ring our hotline with their stories of suffering from shoddy administration at the hands of product providers.The life office topped Money Marketing&#39s &#39Roll […]

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Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]

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