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Exodus as staff desert the sinking regulator

There has been a 128% leap in the number of staff resigning from the Financial Services Authority in just one year as the government proposes to abolish the regulator, according to City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP.

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First Direct takes on staff as low fee deals take off

First Direct is being forced to hire staff after a surge in interest in its deals with a £99 fee. The direct-only lender has created an appointment system but customers are being forced to wait at least two weeks.

Inflation should be linked to rates or target means little

In response to the news that the Bank of England has downgraded its forecast for economic growth by 0.9% for next year, governor Mervyn King was in charge of the Bank under a Labour government that regularly produced inflated growth figures. If he had challenged them then he would not be repeatedly revising them downwards […]

Brexit and the mid cap buying opportunities

Video update from Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management With the Brexit referendum scheduled for 23 June, how much risk is priced into the market and is the current volatility a long-term buying opportunity? Watch Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, and Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager on the UK Mid Cap and […]

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