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Birmingham Midshires scoop Investors in People award

Birmingham Midshires has been recognised with the prestigious &#39Investors in People&#39 award for the fourth time in succession.

Investors in People is a government-backed initiative, recognising companies who are committed to investing in training and developing their employees.

Birmingham Midshires&#39 success is based upon a recent assessment of their commitment to training their people. The financial services provider employs over 2000 people, at its Wolverhampton based corporate centre, in Cardiff, and through its 67 strong branch network.

Chris Sutton, head of training and development, says: “We&#39re delighted. As a business we&#39re dedicated to the development of our people, the reward being a highly skilled and motivated workforce.”


CIS helps kick-start the Lifeshare Christmas project

Homelessness charity Lifeshare is kick starting its Christmas recruitment campaign, with help from Manchester-based financial services provider Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS). Over the Christmas period each year, Lifeshare opens a drop in centre for homeless people, those in temporary accommodation and those in crisis. From December 20 to 30, Lifeshare needs around 200 volunteers to […]

Members Mortgages agrees new prime deals

Members Mortgages &#45 the Deby-based independent mortgage packager and distributor &#45 has agreed the following prime&#39 products with its lender partners. Bristol & West plc 4.69% fixed for five years95% maximum loan to value with no MIG£299 administration feeNo overhanging redemption penalty£99 submission fee, which includes the valuation fee to £250,000 valuationAvailable to first time buyers […]

Skipton offers discounted buy-to-let

Skipton Building Society has launched a new mortgage for borrowers wanting to invest in the property market. The residential buy-to-let mortgage has a discount of 1.30% in the first year, offering an initial rate of 4.40%, with flexible features and no compulsory insurance. The deal reverts to variable rate in year three and is available […]

Brokers warn of 50% insurance hike

The price of critical illness insurance is set to rise by around 50% over the next few months, while cover for &#39lifestyle&#39 conditions such as diabetes will be withdrawn. Four of the six largest insurers in the market told broker LifeSearch that they will hike premiums in the new year to pay for rising claims, […]


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