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WPA slams Bupa Hospitals for over-charging

Health insurer Western Provident Association has accused Bupa Hospitals of over-charging its patients.

WPA says Bupa is charging its private medical insurance clients up to 26 per cent more for healthcare procedures than Bupa charges those people who do not have insurance.

WPA&#39s chief executive Julian Stainton has written to his Bupa counterpart demanding an explanation.

He is asking why prices for self-pay patients have not risen in line with those charged to patients who have health insurance.



Lazards to undergo restructuring

Investment bank Lazards is to reorganise its three main divisions in London, Paris and New York into one integrated structure.Each of the divisions currently has a different ownership structure. The move therefore aims to unite these in order to compete on a global scale with the international banking giants.The bank will set up a special […]

Bank of England cuts base rate

The Bank of England has cut its interest rates by 0.25 per cent to 5 per cent from 5.25 per cent.The move takes the Bank&#39s base rate to its lowest level for over 20 years.Some lenders have been quick to respond to the cut with Abbey National and Virgin Direct setting the pace, cutting their […]


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