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Five-day bike ride for charity

A group of 20 Home Management staff will be embarking on a five-day charity bike ride on June 12, as the US takes on the Czech Republic and Italy plays Ghana at the World Cup. The Tour de HML should raise at least 35,000 for a number of causes.


A&L results reveal dip in unsecured loans

The latest annual results from Alliance & Leicester have revealed a drop in unsecured loans.Unsecured personal loan gross advances were 565m in the first quarter of 2006 compared to 890m in the same period last year. However, the bank says unsecured loan balances remained stable compared to the end of 2005 at 3.5bn. Sales of […]

FSA rules out retrospective judgement

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed it will continue to judge firms’ standards of product sales and financial advice by the standards and rules at the time of sale and not retrospectively. This policy will not be changed by the regulator’s move towards more principles-based regulation.The framework the FSA operates under dictates that it will […]

Commercial First joins Freehold

Freehold, the packaging association for regional packagers and mortgage distributors, has added Commercial First to its lending panel.

FSA plans to look at evolution of retail distribution

The Financial Services Authority has revealed plans to look further, in collaboration with the industry, at how the models of retail distribution in the UK may evolve, primarily focused on the financial advice sector. The regulator says it wants to understand better how its requirements can act as barriers or facilitators to the emergence of […]


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