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Lambeth&#39s palatial accounts Yorkshire raises £118k for Mencap

Yorkshire Building Society&#39s charitable foundation raised £118,000 for Mencap last year. BBC TV presenter Philippa Forrester presented the money to a group of children with learning disabilities at the London Aquarium recently. The cash will be spent on developing Mencap&#39s network of community support teams. The teams give advice and information on local health and education services for people with learning disabilities, their families and friends.

The appeal was launched using Mencap&#39s official mascot, cartoon character Dennis the Menace. Throughout the year, staff at head office and Yorkshire&#39s 131 branches raised money in a series of events. The fund-raising included selling Dennis the Menace Christmas cards and a competition where the public bought squares on posters displayed in branches for £1 with the chance to win prizes.

Each year the charitable foundation chooses a national appeal, as well as supporting a range of local charities around its branches. The charity for 2001 is yet to be chosen.

Yorkshire Building Society trustee Linda Will says: “The success of last year&#39s appeal has far exceeded all our expectations.”


Deutsche puts Isas on hedge

Deutsche Bank is offering the UK&#39s first mainstream retail hedge fund product which targets IFAs as well as direct investors. Xavex HedgeFirst is a fund of hedge funds and the first product of its kind to be fully Isable. It will also be the first hedge fund product to be accessible to lower-net-worth clients as […]

BWD Rensburg appoints Mid Cap fund manager

BWD Rensburg Unit Trust Managers is appointing Leigh Himsworth as fund manager of its £35m UK Mid Cap Growth Trust. Himsworth joins the group from Nestle UK Pension Trust, where he was senior fund manager, responsible for managing £155m of the trust in UK Mid Cap stocks. Himsworth replaces Stuart Sharp, who will move to […]

Arfway house for Irish annuities

A change in the rules on the obligatory purchase of an annuity seems inevitable. The Choices paper on annuity reform by Dr Oonagh McDonald has tapped into a seam of desire for change. Those wanting to keep the status quo are becoming thin on the ground. The issue is of such core importance for Middle […]

Scarborough Building Society – Flexible Base Rate Tracker Plus Moneyback

Thursday, 15th February 2001.Type: Flexible base rate tracker mortgage.Tracker term: Term of loan.Tracker rate: Bank of England base rate plus 1.1 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,000.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000.Income multiples: Three times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint.Features: Overpayments, underpayments, interest calculated monthly, […]


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