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“Fatboy Slim is the tracker fund of superstar DJs.”

Jonathan Grove and Inez de Koning of Lansons

“I don’t want to get you killed.”

Justin Urquhart Stewart on the traffic in Mayfair

“Granny always said never let someone bone it for you but sometimes I just can’t be bothered.”

Urquhart Stewart again on his Cornwall sole

“Let’s drink until it brings down Capita’s share price.”

Paul Holland of Webline (owned by Capita) issues a challenge to the Money Marketing newsdesk

“I love Big Brother. I watch it all the time. Tracey rules.”

Lexicon group chief executive Michael Maddin on why he keeps shouting “‘Ave it” at everyone


Royal Liver hits out at ABI online and telephone protection guidance

Progress from Royal Liver has hit out at the Association of British Insurers’ guidance for online and telephone protection business, particularly for not addressing the issue of wet signatures.The guidance, published on Tuesday, urges insurers to send the completed application form to the client to check but it does not mention wet signatures.Progress IFA market […]

New Star International Property fund exceeds £300m

The New Star International Property Fund has now exceeded £300 million in funds under management in under three months.New Star says the fund, which raised £206 million at launch, is the first fund of its kind to offer UK retail investors access to international direct commercial property. New Star says intermediaries and investors are continuing […]

Kensington to re-price and tighten criteria on adverse range next week

Kensington has confirmed it will be re-pricing and changing its criteria for its adverse range but will announce the exact details next week.The lender says its adverse range will be re-priced and its criteria changed on September 7 and has sent an email around to brokers in order to give them a week’s notice.Kensington has […]

Premier MBO goes ahead

Senior managers at Premier Asset Management have pushed through their proposed management buyout at the second attempt.The team’s management buyout vehicle, Harvard Bidco, has announced that the offer is set to go wholly unconditional after it passed the required target of 75 per cent of shares to take the company private.Harvard initially met opposition to […]

The FCA’s five fixes for retirement information

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started to change the way that people will be told about their pension options. In a recent market study paper, they lay out their final proposals on the information that should be delivered to people approaching retirement and how it should look and feel. During 2015, there will be […]


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