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Glass act

PR to avoid having lunch with if you have afternoon deadlines.

A dead heat between Pippa “let me wash that glass out with Champagne for you” Russell of Selestia and free-lance PR goddess Angela “Would you like a glass of wine or a G&T?” “Actually, I’ll have a bottle of gin and a bottle of wine” Madden.


Review of 2004: Regulators

FSA chairman Callum McCarthy and chief executive John Tiner have come to the end of their first full year in office and have certainly managed to shake things up at the FSA.

Weighting time

WEST LBPerformance SeekerType: Guaranteed equity bondAim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Nikkei 225 indicesTerm: Six yearsReturn: 100% of the growth in the weighted basket of indices comprising 50% of the best-performing index,30% of the second-best-performing index and 20% of the worst-performing indexGuarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless […]

Five by five

BRISTOL & WEST MORTGAGES5.05% Five Year FixedType: Fixed-rate mortgageFixed term: Until March 31, 2010Fixed rate: 5.05%Minimum loan: £15,001Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation to a maximum of £150,000, up to 90% to £450,000, up to 75%of valuation subject to a maximum of £1mIncome multiples: Up to four times principal income plus second or 2.75 […]

Chelsea Building Society – Five Year Fixed Rate

Type: Fixed-rate mortgageFixed term: Until February 28, 2010Fixed rate:5.29%Minimum loan: 25,000Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of 1mIncome multiples: Up to 95% of valuation – up to 3.5 times principal income plus second or 2.75 times joint, up to 90% of valuation – up to 90% of valuation – up […]


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