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Standard offers 4,000 prizes

Standard Life has put prizes worth 4,000 up for grabs in a series of online games to mark the 10th anniversary of its adviserzone extranet.

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Northern Rock encouraged by intermediary support

Northern Rock sales director Mark Robson claims the company has received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback from its key intermediary contacts following assurances that the company remains fully operational.

Savers seek to return withdrawn cash

Northern Rock says savers were seeking to reinvest their money on Tuesday after the Government’s pledge to safeguard their savings calmed the mass panic seen over the weekend.The bank said eight out of 10 calls on Tuesday morning concerned reinvesting cash.Branches had been inundated with customers withdrawing their savings and closing accounts after news of […]

Wrangle over training fees for mortgage candidates

Leading mortgage brokers are questioning whether candidates should be paying hefty fees to be trained by mortgage networks and brokerages.Mortgage Force, The Mortgage Times Group and Home & Away are three firms which charge fees for training entrants to the loan industry.The Mortgage Times Group charges £1,250 and Mort-gage Force charges between £1,987 and £3,287, […]

Bupa revenue hits £2.1bn

Bupa’s revenue has increase 10 per cent to £2.1bn for the six months to June 30, 2007 compared to the same period last year. It says total insurance customers are up 3 per cent since year end with an underlying pre-tax surplus of £172.4m, up 23 per cent. Bupa chief executive Val Gooding says: “Bupa […]

The changing world of professional connections

The Legal Services Act of 2007, which opened up the legal market to competition, has put the cat among the professional pigeons. In the words of a 2015 Law Society report on what the legal profession is likely to look like in five years’ time: “Business as usual is not an option for many, if […]

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