JC Flowers is refusing to increase its 150p per share offer for Friends Provident and says it will withdraw its proposal by the end of this week if the life office does not enter into discussions.
Yorkshire Building Society will be opening two new branches this year, taking its number of branches up to 136.
The National Landlords Association has started a free service that enables landlords to source a range of buy-to-let products from a panel of lenders.
JC Flowers is refusing to increase its 150 pence per share offer for Friends Provident and says it will withdraw its proposal by the end of this week if the life office does not enter into discussions.
Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be considering a rights issue, with an announcement due next week.
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