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Cheshire branch gets star treatment

The Manchester branch of the Cheshire on Cross Street became a film studio for the day as ITV Granada filmed scenes for an upcoming comedy-drama The Good Samaritan.

The show, starring Shane Richie, even included a branch staff member as an extra in the scenes due out next year.

Sue Davies, manager at the Cross Street branch of the Cheshire, says: “We are thrilled to be involved in the filming of this gripping comedy drama.

“It was a successful day watching the actors at work and we look forward to tuning in.”


My prediction is that many things will remain the same among industry pundits

From Tim LeeHaving grabbed a few minutes over the Christmas break to catch up on reading my copies of Mortgage Strategy, I noticed that the December 18 issue seemed to have more than its fair share of predictions for the coming year. In light of this, I thought you may be interested in my top […]

Interest turns to interest-only deals

With the FSA’s thematic work on interest-only mortgages poised for publication the focus is on these deals so advisers must ensure they are playing it straight, says Bill Warren

Are you looking for a mortgage or a remortgage in 2007?

The New Year is well underway and it is traditional at this point to reassess priorities and aspirations. For some this will mean gym memberships, faddy diets and trips abroad. For others it will mean buying their first home or freshening up their finances with a remortgage.

So this week Mortgage Strategy asks: Are you looking for a mortgage or remortgage in 2007?

Hometrack appoints new CEO

Hometrack, the housing information business, has appointed Simon Allen as its new chief executive officer. Allen has spent the last seven years of his career at Capital One where he held the position of vice president of international operations. A graduate of Bristol University and Harvard Business School, Allens career has been spent largely in […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.


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