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Barclays rolls out fixed rate range under 7 per cent

Barclays says it is launching a range of fixed-rate mortgages all of which are under seven per cent in interest in response to continuing consumer demand.The lender says the majority of its new business in the last six months has been fixed-rate.It says that none of the products in the range have extended early repayment […]

BVCA says over 1 million employed by venture capital-backed firms

Over 1 million people are employed by companies backed by investment from British venture capital, according to a survey by the British Venture Capital Association.The survey finds that over the 4 years to 1998 the number of people employed in venture capital-backed companies increased by 24 per cent against a national growth rate of 1.3 […]

Sedgwick Noble Lowndes name to disappear in new year

The Sedgwick Noble Lowndes name is set to disappear from January 1 as the firm is merged into William M Mercer. The move follows the takeover of Sedgwick Group by Marsh & McLennan, Mercer&#39s parent company, in August. Mercer&#39s UK chairman and chief executive David Barford will assume responsibility for UK operations. Sedgwick Noble Lowndes […]

Clinicare rejects EC recommendations on alternative medicine

Clinicare is opposing a European Commission recommendation that alternative medicine practitioners should be subject to much tighter regulation.The private health insurer says that it can advise policy holders on whether practitioners are bona fide members of an appropriate body and that there is no need for legislation.The EC believes that anyone offering complementary medicines should […]

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