Abbey says intermediaries will benefit after it announced plans to open an additional 100 branches. A spokeswoman says brokers will see service improvements from the additional resources the bank will have.
Leeds Building Society has launched a three year base rate tracker mortgage which is currently only 4.5 per cent, allows unlimited capital repayments without penalty and has no higher lending charge.
More horror stories regarding the terrible taste in music that has long infected many in the financial services industry – and this time it’s serious. The Diary believes it is its duty to reveal the trio, who are all die-hard fans of German industrial thrash metal band Rammstein (pictured above). They are Scottish Life consultant […]
A former Sesame member is looking to set up an ex-members’ action group after the network refused him access to his client files to help him fight a complaint. Hartlepool-based Independent Financial Services principal Jim Gillespie is calling on former and retired members to band together and pressure Sesame into allowing them to access their […]
Societe Generale is embarking on a series of UK road shows for advisers and investors which will aim to teach delegates about covered warrant trading.The global market for corporate warrants exceeded 200bn last year but warrant trading is still a relatively undeveloped market in the UK, according to SocGen.Last October, the London Stock Exchange saw […]
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