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Derbyshire Building Society relaunches brand

Derbyshire Building Society is relaunching its corporate brand as The Derbyshire. Sailor Ellen MacArthur is the face of the brand, which will be revolving around the values of treating customers and staff fairly.

The Derbyshire is introducing two new services, Ratewatch which will keep an eye on competitors&#39 rates to make sure the society&#39s are as keen as possible, and the Fairness Forum which will encourage consumers to challenge the society on anything they perceive as unfair.

Chief executive Peter Richardson says: “This brand is all about treating our own customers fairly and ensuring we meet the standards we have set ourselves.”


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Cavanagh Group gets £1.6m cash injection from Skandia and Friends after £1m loss

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Barclays wraps up deal for IFA sector

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FSA looking at equity-release league tables

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Artemis Global Income: Making sense of global markets

The rally in cyclical ‘value’ stocks paused for breath in February, as investors took a more cautious tone and switched their attention back to defensive areas. In this article, Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Artemis Global Income Fund, explains how he has positioned the portfolio, given the many economic, geopolitical and policy risks that […]


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