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Kempster outlines his DBS strategy

DBS&#39s new chief executive Tony Kempster outlined the company&#39s strategy for the next year at its annual conference last week.

Kempster told delegates that his first move on arrival was to begin a strategic review of the business.

He said: &#34My attitude to running this business is that the key to success for DBS is to help members build bigger and more profitable business. If your business and profits grow, the DBS business and its profits grow. It&#39s not very complicated, is it?&#34


Sea change in Law Society brings partnerships with IFAs closer

IFAs could become full partners in legal practices and solicitor and IFA firms could merge, under new Law Society proposals.The Law Society has consulted on the issue of permitting what are known as multi-disciplinary partnerships before but solicitors who are in favour of allowing the practice believe that there has been a sea-change in the […]

C&G closes four mortgages

Cheltenham & Gloucester will withdraw its 6.49 per cent and 6.69 per cent seven-year fixed-rate mortgages and its 6.79 per cent and 6.99 per cent six-year capped-rate mortgages at the close of business today. The mortgages were launched last September and all funds have been fully allocated.The free legal fees offer on all C&G re-mortgages […]


Britain's “Forgotten Army”: The collapse in self-employed pension membership – and what to do about it

Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the past four years because of the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. But Britain’s army of 4.4 million self-employed people, who account for one in seven of the workforce, are not covered by automatic enrolment. Pension coverage among the self-employed […]


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