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Thumbs down for ailment

After reading February’s issue of International Health Journal, Scottish Widows protection marketing director Nick Kirwan learnt of a new illness called BT.

What’s more, he is personally in a very high risk group for it. Blackberry Thumb, similar to RSI, is striking pinstripesuited executives across the Western world.

Kirwan says: “Could be an own-occupation income protection claim? Hhmmm…”

Next time you are in a meeting surreptitiously checking the football scores on your Black-berry, remember that your thumb may be at risk.


Bamford accuses Barclays of multi-tie confusion

Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford is accusing Barclays Financial Planning of confusing its customers by implying that its multi-tie proposition is whole of market.

Harris on Mortgages

In a vote-winning gesture, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced the rise in the stamp duty threshold from 60,000 to 120,000 in last week’s Budget.

Product Matters

The launch of HSBC’s new deposit account is the latest of some recent headline-grabbing regular savings accounts following on the heels of Halifax & Abbey.


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