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The James Bond-themed Money Centre Charity Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Norwich attracted more than 160 guests and raised £6,500 for the East Anglia Air Ambulance and East Anglia Children&#39s Hospices.

Guests included NatWest, GMAC-RFC and Mortgage Express. The event was filmed by Shine TV for a documentary on the working British to be shown on Sky.

Let&#39s hope the documentary does not imply that the mortgage industry goes around in black ties, swigging martinis while conq-uering women in skimpy bikinis.


Zurich set to unify UK life firms

The restructure is expected to take place on January 1, 2005 when the combined group will be renamed Zurich Assurance. The businesses which will be brought together in the single operation are Allied Dunbar, Eagle Star, Zurich, City of London Insurance Company and Pilot Assurance Company. Zurich says planholders&#39 terms and conditions will stay the […]

Close Finsbury Asset Management – MultiAsset Portfolio

Type: Oeic multi-manager fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in equity funds, bond funds and alternative investments including commercial property and hedge funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £25,000 Investment split: 36% UK equities, 12% fixed interest, 10% US, 10% commercial property, 8% structured investments, 8% hedge funds, 6% Europe, 5% Japan, 3% natural resources, […]

A&L fixes two-year rate at 4.95% for up to 95%

Alliance & Leicester is offering a new range of fixed and discounted-rate mortgages which feature reduced arrangement fees. A two-year fixed rate at 4.95 per cent until December 30, 2006 allows clients to borrow up to 95 per cent of the property value. A two-year discounted rate is available at 2.4 per cent discount off […]

Nationwide – 2 Year Tracker

Type: Tracker mortgage Tracker term: Two years Tracker rate: Up to 95% of valuation &#45 0.5% above Bank of England base rate, up to 90% of valuation &#45 0.14% above Bank of England base rate Minimum loan: £1 Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of £200,000, up to 90% of […]

How do you choose the best online service?

By Ross Jackson, senior marketing manager There are many different protection online services available in the market and no doubt you’ll have used a few when submitting protection business. But why should you have to put up with slow, unresponsive sites for your business when you’re used to dealing with slick, modern user experiences in your […]


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