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BoS wins awards

Bank of Scotland Mortgages won three awards at the 2006 MoneyQuest Awards last week. As well as lender of the year, it also won awards for best technology in the mortgage category and lender business development manager of the year.


HSBC launch

HSBC has launched the first of 80 commercial banking centres, in Swansea.

ID responsibility

Brits do not hold lenders or the police responsible for protecting people against ID theft, research from online credit report service MyCallcredit reveals.

SMS named top packager

Solent Mortgage Services has been named packager of the year by lending partner Preferred. This is the fourth time SMS has won this accolade.

Leaving brokers with nowhere to churn

There’s something particularly appealing about a building society chief executive. It’s the thrill of power. The same charisma that makes normally sensible women throw themselves at deputy prime ministers exudes from the pores of those chaps in suits who make big decisions about consumers’ finances between the next game of golf and the last glass of port.

Retire, retirement, calculator

Defined benefit schemes: Part 2

Justin Corliss, business development manager In defined benefit (DB) schemes part 1, we looked at recent guidance aimed at DB scheme trustees and sponsors. In part 2 we will look at guidance available to pension transfer specialists (PTS). In the first instance, PTS should familiarise themselves with COBS 19. All guidance below is designed to […]


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