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Mortgages plc buys Genesis

Subprime lender Mortgages plc has bought Genesis for an undisclosed sum. Mortgages plc will have a hands off relationship with Genesis, and the business will continue to be run by Genesis managing director Barry Robson and business development director Nigel Gardner. Genesis comprises branded lender Genesis Home Loans and packager Genesis Mortgage Services.

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Stockbroker sets the scene for film production plan

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MGM leaves bonuses unchanged on unitised WP

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Child trust fund is poised for major extension

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