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Halifax reinforces Home Office crime rates

Figures released by the Home Office on recorded crime have shown an increase in the number of street robberies between July and September last year.

Vicky Emmott, senior underwriting manager at Halifax Home Insurance, says: These trends are reinforced by Halifax Home Insurance claims data which shows a 13% increase in theft claims for items stolen when customers are away from home between July and September 2005 compared to the same period in 2004.”


N&P reduces rates on UK and Spanish fixed products

Norwich and Peterborough has reduced rates on its UK and Spanish fixed rate mortgages, with immediate effect. Gary Lacey, group product manager at N&P, says: Following recent reductions in money market rates, we will be reducing our fixed rate mortgages, with immediate effect. Our longer term fixed rates will see the most significant reductions. As […]

Nationwide signs up to

Nationwide has signed up to for an initial three-month pilot scheme.Larry Banda, head of mortgages at Nationwide, says: “Nationwide is always looking at alternative ways of attracting members and is an advocate of online technology. This website is another route for customers wishing to find out more about our product range.” allows lenders to […]

Management buyout a success, says O’Riordan Bond

The management buyout of a section of ORiordan Bond estate agency has proved to be a great decision for the five senior managers who undertook the deal. The purchase of the financial services arm of the largest independent estate agency in Northampton and Milton Keynes, rebranded Mortgage Decisions, has already seen the key industry player […]

Commercial First expands

Commercial First is recruiting 10 to12 underwriters to be based at its head office in Brentwood, bringing total staff numbers to over the 100 mark.


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