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Lloyds’ New Baby

Although there’s still no official name for the new mega-lender formed by the takeover of HBOS by Lloyds TSB, cyber squatters have been quick to see an opportunity.

Should the gigantic lender deem to call itself Lloyds Halifax, it’s going to have to turf out the individual that’s bought up

Ditto for

“This is dedicated to my new arrival,” the website states. Bless.


Apocalypse now

The deal allowing Lloyds TSB to buy HBOS marks the culmination of perhaps the most momentous week in recent financial history. Christine Toner reports

Brokers must learn not to give their advice for free

Our experience of working with single brokers and large networks has shown compelling evidence that advisers must review their remuneration channels urgently. To remain viable, brokers must charge professional fees to all customers whether they recommend products with proc fees or not.

CBI calls for 1% cut in base rate

The Confederation of British Industry is calling for a 1% base rate cut over the next nine months to combat a further decline in economic output. The CBI has slashed its growth forecast for 2008 from 1.7% to 1.1% and for 2009 from 1.3% to 0.3%.

India rate cut – more to come?

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Investment Management India’s stockmarket rallied this week following news that the central bank was cutting interest rates more aggressively than expected. Commenting on the rate cuts and what this means for India’s economic growth, Kunal Desai notes that there were two important details in the announcement that have […]


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