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Good start to 2006 for RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland says its first half results for 2006 are positive, with a boost in retail markets from consumers’ move away from unsecured loans to savings and investments.

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Swaps continued to edge their way down last week.

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Support is critical in the mortgage industry. Kevin Paterson’s A-Z review rates the marketing material that lenders issue to help brokers with sales and business development

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 […]

Foreign affairs

The British obsession with buying property overseas shows no sign of cooling but advisers must make sure their clients are aware of the pitfalls involved, says Iain Yule

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White paper — Sierra Leone International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.

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