The service, run by fully regulated volunteers, lends a practical hand to victims on their circumstances following the incident. Although it is just one of many agencies involved in the post-bombing support network, it is impressive to see a member of the financial industry taking an initiative.
Yorkshire Building Society is offering the latest tranche of its limited issue stepped-rate mortgage but availability is restric- ted to existing borrowers. It has been launched to coincide with the end date of the society’s low fixed-rate deals to help borrowers bridge the payment difference when moving from their fix. The mortgage will be charged […]
Two weeks ago, I was talking to the head of commercial development at a major IFA firm about the ways in which the market has changed in the last few years.
Assureweb is claiming that new links with four product providers’ websites will treble its new business transactions in the next year. The portal now links to the extranet sites of Prudential, Scottish Equitable, Standard Life and Scottish Pro- vident in addition to Nor- wich Union, Scottish Widows, Friends Provident and Legal & General. Assureweb director […]
Last week’s Money Marketing ran a story on the executive changes made at Bankhall and it seems an apposite time to give some contextual background to these changes. I would like to look at three core subject areas namely, rationale behind the changes, short term initiatives and longer- term strategy.
Edenred has partnered with Johnson Fleming to launch an auto-enrolment solution for small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) that will help employers fulfil their pensions obligations.
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