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Sir James Crosby quits his post at regulator

Sir James Crosby, the former CEO of HBOS who was accused of silencing critics who complained that the bank was growing too fast, last week resigned as deputy chairman of the Financial Services Authority as his appointment was brought into question.

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Mortgage packager and distributor, Complete Mortgage and Loan Services is offering brokers a £100 bonus payment for using the in-house legal services provided by its panel solicitors.

FSA warned HBOS of risks in 2002

The Financial Services Authority has revealed that it had concerns about HBOS as far back as 2002 and identified that it needed to ‘strengthen the control infrastructure within the group’.

MPs miss the point but boost their egos

There was something faintly ironic about four of the previously most powerful men in the banking industry being chastised on the naughty step by a group of MPs last week.

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Infographic — health cash plans 2014

Health Shield has strengthened its position in the cash plan market, according to the latest Laing & Buisson report, increasing its market share by income from £27m in 2012 to £29m in 2013. The Health Cover UK Market Report 2014 revealed that the non-profit-making Friendly Society was the only provider in the top four to have increased its market share by income over the past year. Health Shield was also the only cash plan provider in the top four to have increased its market share by income every year for the previous five years. This infographic presents the figures.

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