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RBS staff held to account

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has warned its UK staff that they must have their primary bank account with the group or face disciplinary action.

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Lib Dems slam Council Tax review

The Liberal Democrat Party has slammed the government after figures released showed that the average Council Tax for a band D property will increase by 4.2% next year.Andrew Stunell MP, shadow local government secretary of the Liberal Democrats, says: “Theres nothing stealthy about Council Tax, especially at a time when mortgage payments and the cost […]

Retirement Plus to have authorised status

As from April 6 2007 Retirement Plus will be authorised by the Financial Services Authority.It will be regulated as a provider, arranger and administrator of home reversion plans.

Charcol warns consumers off long-term fixes

John Charcol has urged consumers to consider whether now is the right time to lock into a long term fix.The warning follows Nationwide launching a 25-year fixed product with no early repayment charges after the first 10 years.Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, says: “Nationwide’s decision to launch a 25-year fixed rate provides […]

Firstplus appoints new MD

Neil Radley has been appointed managing director of UK secured lending at Baclaycard, which encompasses Firstplus, and its sister company Broker Ridge. Radley has for the last two years been working on venture capital projects in the UK and Italy. Between 1999 and 2005 he held a number of senior roles in HBOS including chief […]

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Health Shield joins the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries

Health cash plan provider Health Shield has joined the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) as a corporate member. The non-profit-making Friendly Society is one of eight health cash plan providers to join the intermediary trade body, which is looking to establish working parties with intermediaries and providers on issues such as product innovation and regulation.

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