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SWB reveals record profits

Scottish Widows Bank saw a record financial performance in the first half of 2006. Profit before tax was 13.5m compared with 10.7m for the same period last year.


Dear Delia

Dear Delia: In common with other mortgage brokers I have been following the debate surrounding payment protection products with interest. Is there a mortgage payment protection product that I can recommend and be secure in the knowledge that I am offering best advice?

Derbyshire’s expatriate mortgage rate increases

Rates on Derbyshires range of expatriate mortgages have risen by 0.25% and less, following the last rise in UK base rate rise.Expatriates looking for a buy-to-let mortgage can take advantage of The Derbyshires three year fixed rate of 5.50% until November 30 2009. For extra flexibility, overpayments of up to 10% a year can be […]

Let’s hope edeus lives up to the hype when it launches

From Crawfurd HillAs a one-time managing director of a PR company, I must doff my cap to the PR brigade spending the edeus buck to get its brand in front of us partially receptive intermediaries. In the history of launches in this sector surely no firm has managed to secure the column inches – nay […]

SPPL strengthens sales team

Southern Pacific Personal Loans has added two new members to its sales team.Debbie Mace joins SPPL as account manager for the North and Scotland, reporting to SPPLs national sales manager, Marie Kennedy. Mace joins SPPL from her former role as intermediary accounts manager at Accord Mortgages and has had more than 20 years service in […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.


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