January 22 is the worst day of the year so far, according to Lloyds TSB Insurance. So-called Blue Monday has been pinpointed by academics as the most miserable day of the year, coming one month after Christmas when spiralling debt, bad weather, unkept new year resolutions and a lack of motivation overwhelm even the most upbeat personality.
The Financial Services Authority has banned independent financial adviser, George Robert Piggott, from all regulated activities in the financial services industry.The Financial Services and Markets Tribunal found that in his dealings with customers and in the courts, Mr Piggott knowingly relied on forged documents, recommended lying to an insurance company and threatened some clients with […]
The recent rise in interest rate will be particularly painful for mortgage holders coming off a two-year deal and hoping to remain on a new fixed rate, says a leading analyst.Lisa Taylor, analyst at moneyfacts.co.uk, says: Two years ago, one the of best deals available was at 4.47% with a fee of 399. “Today a […]
Virtually everyone was taken by surprise when the base rate rose to 5.25% this month – its highest level in five and a half years.
Commercial First has appointed Nick McAuliffe as associate director of customer operations. Reporting to Philip George, managing director of Commercial First, McAuliffe is responsible for leading the team that looks after borrowers from the time their mortgage completes, throughout their time as a Commercial First customer. This includes all customer servicing, further advances and also […]
According to its latest member survey, Health Shield has continued to deliver high levels of customer service during 2012. Ninety seven per cent of the 2,000 respondents said their overall experience of calling the company this year was ‘good’.