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Intelligent Finance calls for regulation of Best Buy tables

Intelligent Finance is calling for Best Buy tables to be regulated on the principle that the customer&#39s entire banking arrangements should be taken into account.

The new telenet bank from the Halifax claims that consumers with two or more banking products would be better off with them than shopping around for supposedly the best buy on an individual product basis.

Intelligent Finance chief executive Jim Spowart says: “The &#39relationship&#39 principle means that profit is only taken from one side of the balance sheet and ensures that consumers are not charged huge rates for borrowing whilst being paid poor rates on savings.”


Skipton bonds with the FTSE 100

Skipton Building Society’s latest addition to the guaranteed equity bond market is its three-year growth bond. The bond is linked to the FTSE 100 index and is aimed at the careful investor who is looking for growth but who wants to minimize any potential downside by taking as few risks as possible. The investor guaranteed […]

FSA seems keen to apply discipline in certain areas

As the year 2000 was drawing to a close, the FSA took the moral high ground in disciplining nine of its employees who had tried to resend the infamous “Find Claire Swires” email. We are now waiting for the consultation document on what the next step in the pro cess will be. Aside from the […]

Personal effects

Tax returnThis needs to be submitted by January 31 in order to avoid an automatic £100 fine. It is a common misconception that if you have not been sent a return by the Inland Revenue you are not required to submit one. You are required to declare all sources of income and capital gains. If […]

Legal & General – High Income Trust

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