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Seminar will discuss N2

The Institute of Financial Service is hosting a seminar to discuss the wider implications of N2. Held at Stationers&#39 Hall, London EC4 on Wednesday 5 December 2001, it will feature several senior industry speakers including David Jackman, head of industry training at the FSA, and Mike McKee, director of wholesale markets and regulation at the British Bankers Association.

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Who knows the difference?

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The lucky ones

By Denise Wond, Marketing Relationship Manager, Royal London Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t; I never seem to win a prize in the raffle, if there’s a cancelled train it’s usually the one I’m meant to be on and don’t start me on last year’s holiday. On the other hand, when I think about […]

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