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There are few better ways of spending a Saturday afternoon than sitting in the stands at Twickenham, soaking up the sights and sounds of another convincing England rugby performance.

Or so one would think, but obviously the great game is not for everybody.

England •France, the last home match before the World Cup, a chance to send off the English lads with a mighty roar and what did the Diary spot in the stands, one poor (and presumably drunken) hack, sound asleep slumped in his seat. The Diary supposes one possible explanation could be narcolepsy.

Another, and likely the more obvious, was the pint and a half of Guiness the representative from one of Money Marketing&#39s self-professed “rivals” had consumed over lunch had gone straight to his head which, combined with the fresh pre-autumnal air had sent him off to the land of Nod.


Definition will end the compensation culture

I have been extremely concerned about the whole subject of misselling since 1998 and the events following September 11 and the current PI crisis have intensified matters to a point where I wrote to Money Marketing last week asking that we try to act as practitioners to address this issue.I thought that it may be […]

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Long fixes have appeal to public

Consumers find the idea of long-term fixed-rate mortgages attractive, according to London & Country.Its financial survey shows that 63 per cent of consumers like the idea of long-term fixed-rate mortgages, indicating there could be a market for Chancellor Gordon Brown&#39s aim of encouraging long-term deals.However, 37 per cent do not like the thought of taking […]

Borrowers unaware of repayment penalties

Half of those who intend to take out a personal loan in the year ahead (two million people) have no idea that the majority of personal loans carry repayment penalties. Research from ICM Research for Intelligent Finance also reveals that over a third (16 million people) of all adults in the UK do not realise […]

Who pays inheritance tax and how to declare it

By Kim Jarvis, Canada Life In this article we look at which forms personal representatives (PRs) need to complete and who actually pays inheritance tax (IHT).  To recap, under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), currently £325,000, is taxed at zero. Anything in excess of the NRB […]


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