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Outsourcing contracts shrink

Increasing international competition has led to more and smaller contracts being awarded to outsourcing firms, sourcing advisory firm Technology Partnerships International reveals.

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The Yorkshire implements Speed-trap online system

Speed-trap, the e-business intelligence company, announced today that the Yorkshire has implemented Prophet, Speed-traps e-Business Solution, on its website. The project was undertaken in conjunction with one of Speed-traps strategic partners, the service management specialists, Partners in IT.Nigel York, e-commerce manager at the Yorkshire, says: “Weve implemented Prophet on our website for a combination of […]

Protecting your home from the winter elements

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is advising people to prepare their homes for winter and stop the predicted harsh weather from taking its toll on their property, heating and maintenance bills. RICS say that properties are vulnerable to attack both from the outside elements and the moist, warm conditions that build-up inside during the […]

FSA launches jargon free website for consumers

The Financial Services Authority today launched a new website for consumers providing impartial, jargon-free information about the world of mortgages and revealed research that showed more than half of first time buyers and mortgage-holders did not know what APR stood for.The website www.mortgageslaidbare.info brings together for the first time new and existing FSA mortgage tools […]

Open standards plan deferred

Origo has deferred the creation of e-commerce standards in the mortgage sector until the middle of next year. Frank Eve, managing director of Frank Eve Consulting, has been meeting industry representatives over recent months to help move the project forward. But he says Origo has now decided to extend the research period for the project […]

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