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N&P encouraging environmental housebuilding

Norwich & Peterborough building society is offering its “green” environmentally friendly mortgage for people who want help financing a house built using straw bales, beco wallform or timber frame.

The market for people having a home built to their own specification is estimated at around 20,000 a year and N&P is calling on self-builder who want to build more energy efficient and sustainable way to approach the society for assistance.

N&P general manager, residential mortgages Stephen Penlington says: “We&#39re backing the Government&#39s domestic target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent to below their 1990 level by the year 2010.”


Trustee account from Cater Allen

Cater Allen is launching a bank account tailored specifically for the needs of trustees. The firm, which specialises in providing banking services for professional advisers, says the Trustee Bank Account will be free for up to 20 transactions per month, have penalty free access and monthly statements. There will be 3.56 per cent interest on […]

Advice Catmark back on agenda

Catmarked advice is back on the agenda for the post-polarisation world, operating alongside a generic financial health-check and potentially a free- phone service offering advice, according to the Treasury.A Treasury spokesman confirms a Cat standard for advice is still likely to be implemen-ted following the FSA&#39s chan-ges to polarisation.The voluntary standard would stand for charges, […]

Acts of independence

As we begin to understand the potential ramifications of CP121 for the IFA sector, I have a few questions for David Severn which would help us draft our detailed responses.We are told that the word “independent” is to become a protected word, in a similar way to “royal” or “university”.To achieve this with the word […]

Chase de Vere &#39one of top employers&#39

IFA Chase de Vere is one of the top 30 firms in the UK to work for according to a survey revealing the UK&#39s 100 best employers conducted by the Sunday Times published this week. Coming 29th, the Bath based IFA was only topped in financial services by Nationwide Building Society, who finished 23rd in […]


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