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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.

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Barclaycard names director

Neil Radley has been appointed managing director of UK secured lending at Barclaycard, which encompasses Firstplus, and its sister company Broker Ridge. Radley has spent the past two years working on venture capital projects and previously held a number of senior roles in HBOS.

Spanish property buyers warned

Banco Halifax Hispania is urging Britons looking to buy properties in Spain to work with specialists who are aware of all the necessary rules and regulations. Recent changes in Spanish law mean British buyers must obtain an identification number for non-residents before completing their purchase.

Rightmove sees 85% revenue growth

Rightmove has announced revenue growth of 85% from £18.2m to £33.6m in preliminary results for its first full year after flotation.Underlying pre-tax profits were up 101% from £8.8m to £17.7m.A final dividend was proposed of 3pence per share making 4.5pence for the full yearUse of its website was up more than 80% over 2005 and […]

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