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Ingledew leaves BBB

Berkeley Berry Birch has announced that group chief executive Stephen Ingledew is to leave with immediate effect.

Executive chairman Clifford Lockyer is to add the chief executive&#39s job to his responsibilities, with finance director Craig Butcher continuing as finance director.

The announcement comes less than a week after it emerged BBB is winding up the shell of its national IFA Berry Birch & Noble Financial Services, dumping any potential liabilities on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.



Since the Labour Party came to power in 1997, perhaps one of the biggest tax surprises has been the lack of significant change to the inheritance tax rules. But inactivity in this area is set to change as the Government announced in its pre-Budget report that it intends to introduce legislation to charge income tax […]


Penile dysfunction does not often make it on to the pages of this perfectly functioning organ but it has come to the Diary&#39s attention that it has been exercising the (some might argue smutty) minds of the mortgage market. Well, one poor Manchester broker, anyway. Imagine the surprise of the poor wee fella (the broker, […]

Standard Life reduces critical rates

Standard Life is moving to cut its critical illness rates, with the changes mainly affecting accelerated critical illness cover which see cuts of an average 20 per cent. The changes took effect on February 27, with Standard targeting the mortgage market and younger lives. Accelerated critical illness benefits on its level, mortgage, renewable and convertible […]

Critical slump at ScotEq

Scottish Equitable Protect&#39s sales of critical-illness policies have dropped significantly since it withdrew from the guaranteed rate market. In 2002, critical cover accounted for around 50 per cent of the total protection book and in 2003 this dropped to around 30 per cent. The company says this reflects a variety of factors. It says some […]


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