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Telephone banking to overtake branch based banking in next five years

A survey by the Co-operative Bank shows that telephone banking will overtake branch banking as the first choice of small business in the next five years.


The latest figures come from research by Deloitte Consulting.


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April rise in UK house prices

UK house prices rose by 0.2 per cent in April according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Halifax House Price Index.This is the second consecutive rise in the index following a 1.2 per cent increase in March.Halifax believes the housing market has now recovered from an unsettled winter period and is being driven by the […]

First Mortgage offers three year fixed

First Mortgage is launching a three-year fixed-rate mortgage at 3.99 per cent.The lender says it is launching the fixed-rate because it believes interest rates are unlikely to fall significantly lower it an ideal time for borrowers to take out fixed rate mortgages.The three-year mortgage which is fixed until June 30 2002 is available at 90 […]

Northern Rock sees housing market springing forward

The housing market has received a massive boost from low interest rates according to the latest Northern Rock survey.The lender has seen a steady rise in spring home buying across the North East.The average price of a home in the region is now £58,000 a rise of £1,600 over the past year.

Lambeth Building Society unites with Hotspurs

The Lambeth Building Society has teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to launch an affinity savings account.The account aims to attract investment from Tottenham supporters and their friends and families.The account will be officially launched at tomorrow&#39s home derby match against North London rivals Arsenal.The club will receive payments from Lambeth dependent upon the […]

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Almost nine in 10 employers admit failings with post-DRA compliance

The default retirement age (DRA) was abolished more than three years ago, yet new research from Jelf Employee Benefits suggests that the vast majority of employers still have some way to go to fully understand, comply and communicate the landmark legislation change that prevents older employees being forcibly retired on the grounds of age alone.

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