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OFT&#39s credit advertising review must bring real changes, say Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have responded to the Office of Fair Trading&#39s review of credit advertising.

Malcolm Bruce MP, Liberal Democrat shadow DTI secretary, says: “Banks and credit companies have already milked the British cash cow. A &#39wallet warning&#39 that some credit deals could seriously damage your wealth should have been demanded by the government.

“The OFT review is a good initiative, but it&#39s years late. If action had been taken at the start of this credit boom less people would find themselves in a perilous situation as interest rates begin to rise. The onus is now very much on the OFT to show it has developed a bite to back up its bark.”


Private rented sector in dialogue with government

Representatives of the private rented sector have met Keith Hill, the minister of housing and planning. David Salusbury, chairman of the National Landlords Association and vice-chairman of the National Federation of Residential Landlords, and Richard Price, chief executive of the NFRL, had a wide-ranging discussion with the minister and his officials. While the meeting took […]

Tenet networks to get facelift

Tenet&#39s IFA networks M&E and Interdependence are having an image shake-up to reflect the different values of the two brands and encompass new developments within each. By reinforcing the values Tenet is acknowledging the individuality of the two networks, which appeal to different adviser groups, rather than following the industry wide trend of grouping companies […]

Abbey appoints Mark Russell as head of brand

Abbey has appointed Mark Russell as head of brand.  He will be responsible for developing and communicating Abbey&#39s brand strategy and its manifestation through all the channels as well as the completion of the re-branding process. Russell reports to Jeremy Davies, director of brand and communications and started at Abbey on June 14. Russell joins […]

Mixed views from Royal London on Sandler price cap announcement

Royal London has welcomed the government&#39s changes to the price cap for Sandler products as evidence that it has been listening to the concerns of the long-term savings industry. However, the company has serious concerns that the outcome is a missed opportunity to encourage the distribution of products more widely to the original target market […]

How to use wills to protect your clients’ wishes

March was Free Wills Month! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. Research by the Law Society* highlighted that only 64 […]


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