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Leeds & Holbeck launch new intermediary site

Leeds & Holbeck Building Society has launched a new intermediary website. The extension to its main e-commerce site now lets advisers access information at the click of a mouse. The site — — contains information on the Society&#39s product range, including deals, details of fees and charges and a selection of printable forms. Leeds & Holbeck corporate sales manager Jeff Kirk says the company is aiming to improve the ways in which it can better serve its business partners and their customers. He says the new microsite extends the ways in which advisers can contact the Society and that the improvements will work alongside its existing infrastructure to give 24 hour a day access.


MCCB publishes Annual Report for 2003

The Mortgage Code Compliance Board has published its annual report for 2003. The report shows that 60,000 individuals have passed an accredited examination, now compulsory for mortgage advisers. It also shows that MCCB&#39s annual income is approximately £4.7m, primarily levied from fees on lender and intermediary registered firms. Sixty per cent of the MCCB&#39s annual […]

Elderly client is stranded by AMP

AMP Pearl has left an elderly client stranded after stopping door-to-door collection of premiums for industrial branch policies.Ogilvie Robbie, 77, from Birkhill, near Dundee, took out a whole of life policy in 1990, paying £65 a year. The collection service was suspended in April this year and paying premiums for Robbie, a former farm worker […]

A consumer&#39s view

Exhorting homeowners not to rely too much on property to provide financial security in retirement is a bit like spitting in the wind.With shares still 40 per cent below their all-time high of December 1999 and bonds likely to fall as soon as interest rates tick up, what is there left for savers to rely […]

Aberdeen pays off debt after deal

Aberdeen Asset Management will use the remaining cash from its deal with Edinburgh Fund Managers and New Star to pay down debt once it has plugged a £9m hole in EFM&#39s pension scheme.Aberdeen bought EFM for £36m in shares, selling on the retail funds to New Star for £33m. It will be left with £2.4bn […]


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