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Goodfellow writ against Burns-Anderson

The Goodfellow group of companies is set to issue a writ against

Burns-Anderson for infringement of trademark over use of the names UV and

Ultraviolet. Burns-Anderson uses the names for its new network services but

Goodfellow claims it registered both names as trademarks last year and is

using them for its specialist e-business and website advice company and a

number of other financial services. Burns-Anderson had recently declined to

buy the trademarks.


Consumers&#39 in dark on credit cards

Consumers&#39 knowledge of their credit cards is extremely low, with 91 per cent of credit card holders not knowing the annual percentage rate on their cards and only 29 per cent knowing what the term means, according to a new survey.The survey of 1,000 British adults commissioned by Halifax Card Services shows consumers are largely […]

Economist Julius seizes on Treasury over the gaps in mortgage regulation

A Government-backed report written by a leading economist has slammed theTreasury&#39s decision not to regulate mortgage advice as a failure to protectconsumers. The report, issued this week by the Banking Services Consumer Codes ReviewGroup led by Bank of England economist DeAnne Julius, blasts the proposedstatutory framework for failing to plug regulatory gaps. Stating that advice […]

Government says no to Lloyds bid for Abbey

The Government has decided to stop Lloyds attempted hostile takeover of Abbey National because of competition concerns.The £19bn bid was blocked by Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt as anticipated by the industry because she has accepted advice from the Competition Commission the deal could be expected to operate against the public interest.If the deal […]

Friends closes up on first day

Shares closed in Friends Provident after its first day of trading on Monday at 240p, up 15p from its offer price of 225p and surprising some of the gloomy predictions in the city. This gives the newly listed life office a market capitalisation of £3.9bn. Following the listing this week, Standard & Poor’s has upgraded […]


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