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Change the locks

Bradford & Bingley is recommending home owners change their locks as soon as they move into a new property as this is the only way to be 100% sure of knowing how many keys there are to the property.

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MPLC enhances products for winter special range

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Yorkshire announces appointment of non-executive director

Yorkshire has announced the appointment of Simon Turner as nonexecutive director.Turner is currently group managing director of the computing & communications divisions of Dixons Group, and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. He is currently responsible for a total staff of 14,000 in five countries and a turnover of around 2bn, which includes […]

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The Government is failing to protect consumers fully with its Consumer Credit Bill, which begins its second reading in the House of Lords on Monday 24 October, credit information expert checkmyfile.com has warned.The Bill seeks to update the 30-year-old Consumer Credit Act by tackling problems the Government has identified, such as forcing credit providers to […]

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