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Beat the January financial blues

To help combat the January spending hangover, uSwitch.com has teamed up with financial expert Cesarina Holm Kander, presenter of Channel 4’s Your Money or Your Wife.

The aim is to develop some practical tips on how consumers can recover from the January blues and take control of their finances.

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Estate agents saw average house prices in December rise to 216,055, revealing an unusually buoyant market during the festive period, says the National Association of Estate Agents. The number of buyers on estate agents books increased to 351 during December 2006. This 16% increase was unusual for the time of year, as estate agents would […]

Citigroup snaps up ABN Amro’s mortgage business

US banking heavyweight Citigroup is buying ABN Amros mortgage business, as it looks to strengthen its consumer lending arm.Citigroup will purchase roughly $9bn of ABN Amros assets and its $224bn mortgage portfolio.The acquisition will add around 1.5 million servicing customers to CitiMortgage along with 2,500 wholesale brokers to its wholesale lending business, Citigroup says.Carl Levinson, […]

PACKAGING SUMMIT 2007: HBOS may launch sixth arm

HBOS could launch a new brand to the mortgage market to compete against the growing number of do it yourself lenders that have come to market over the last 24 months.Nigel Payne, managing director of HBOS subsidiary The Mortgage Business, made the throw away remark while speaking at the Mortgage Strategy Packager Summit in Nice, […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.

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