Those Lanson girls really are eager.Ex-Money Marketing hack now at the Daily Mail James Coney got a pleasant call from a Lansonette with a press release which she described as being “really relevant at the moment”. Was it on the subject of the party political conferences taking place over the next few weeks, the first anniversary of mortgage regulation or even Halloween? No, it was about Christmas finances. Oh, well, it is Christmas every day at Lansons, the Diary would guess.
Accountability is a funny thing. Everyone recognises it is a good thing, yet few people rush toward it with open arms.
FundsNetwork executive director David Dalton-Brown has discovered a controversial technique for ridding his Norfolk acreage of an invasion of travelling folk. Dalton-Brown, having sought the advice of a local farmer, decided that his unwanted visitors might move on a bit more urgently if he borrowed the farmer’s manure sprayer and used it on the field. […]
Brokers are concerned by research showing that 35 per cent of borrowers on short- or medium-term mortgage rates are not planning to remortgage when their current deal expires.
The FSA has issued an urgent reminder to IFAs and providers to start planning for A-Day. In a keynote speech to advisers, FSA director Sarah Wilson said although many firms are working hard to get ready for A-Day, those which have not started preparations need to do so now. She said advisers needed to discuss […]
Despite predictions that a vote to leave the European Union would result in an economic apocalypse, UK equities have shown the market equivalent of a stiff upper lip: bouncing back, keeping calm, and carrying on. Although the road towards Brexit remains clouded in uncertainty, UK equities offer a range of opportunities to investors seeking returns […]
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The Financial Ombudsman Service will be reviewed by an independent person following claims of poor staff training and alleged biases in its decisions that were exposed in a recent Channel 4 investigation. Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan wrote to FOS chief executive Caroline Wayman on 13 March asking for more information about the findings of […]
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