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Royal London adds to board

Royal London has appointed Trevor Bish-Jones, chief executive of Woolworths Group, to its board as a non-executive director

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PYV negotiates improved rates for MIs

PYV, the professional indemnity insurance broker for mortgage intermediaries, has negotiated new improved rates for mortgage intermediaries with St. Paul Travelers.PYV say this is good news for all types of mortgage intermediaries, ranging from networks to one-man bands, and improved rates extend to general insurance activities as well as term life activities.Ian Boscoe, director at […]

BoS reveals plans to target the rich

Bank of Scotland says it will target the growing number of high net worth borrowers in the UK. Research collated by market analyst Datamonitor reveals there are over 916,000 people in this country with assets of more than 200,000, and that number is expected to rise. The high net worth population rose by 12% during […]

Council Tax Bill published

The Council Tax (New Valuation Lists For England) Bill was published today by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.The publication of the Bill follows the announcement on September 20 that the government has extended Sir Michael Lyons’ inquiry into local government funding – so that he can consider issues relating to the wider functions […]

Prices rise

The Halifax House Price Index highlights an increase in house prices in September but a house price inflation rate lower than the same time last year. Martin Ellis, chief economist at Halifax, says: “House prices rose 1.2% in September and 1.8% in the third quarter.”

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