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Sesame appoints senior research manager

Sesame Bankhall Group has appointed Distribution Technology senior solutions consultant Rory Gravatt as senior research manager.

Gravatt will head up Sesame’s research team in its development in the run up to the RDR. Prior to DT, he was Tenet Group head of pensions and protection research.

SBG chief executive George Higginson says: “This latest senior appointment is a further demonstration of how sesame Bankhall Group is investing in the best industry talent to help our customers run successful businesses.”



Pension reciprocation schemes launch appeal

The trustees of six pension schemes used for pension reciprocation have launched an appeal against the High Court’s ruling that the arrangements are illegal. In June last year, Money Marketing revealed The Pensions Regulator had appointed independent trustee firm Dalriada Trustees to seize control of the bank accounts of the six schemes due to concerns […]

Just Retirement cuts lifetime mortgage by 0.1%

Equity release provider Just Retirement has cut the rate of its roll up lifetime mortgage plan by 0.1 per cent. The change came into effect on January 12 and all applications which have been submitted after that date will be offered the new rate. Just Retirement external affairs and customer insight director Steve Lowe says: […]

Lloyds announces 700 job cuts

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 700 jobs within different parts of the business as part of its plan to reduce 15,000 roles. The cuts will occur within its operations, executive and risk departments along with its wealth, international, wholesale and community banking arms, according to Reuters. Lloyds announced the 15,000 cuts in June last year […]


“Fake Lord” jailed for mortgage fraud

Nine men have been jailed after police in Durham broke up a mortgage fraud. Michael Robinson, 44, from Murton, admitted one charge of conspiracy to defraud and two of conspiracy to convert criminal property when he appeared before Teesside Crown Court on Friday. He was jailed for six years three months. Eight other defendants pleaded guilty to similar offences and were jailed […]

Graphic Content – August

Given the release of employment data from the US on 5 August, we wanted to focus on employment data in this month’s Graphic Content. The Graphic Content below shows us that young and middle-aged workers were hit the hardest by the Great Recession and have never caught up. Since the job market started to recover […]


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