HSBC is to build 60 ‘super branches’ in a bid to jazz up banking for a younger generation.In a presentation to Skinners’ Company’s School for Girls in London last week, chief executive Michael Geoghegan let slip that in an attempt to make banking more exciting, the lender was planning to open around 60 large branches providing a whole range of financial services. Branches will have designer interiors, escalators and interactive TVs.
BM Solutions is rumoured to be joining Trigold’s specialist sub-prime electronic non-conforming platform.If true, the announcement would represent a dramatic turn around for the HBOS subsidiary. As part of Trigold ENC is heavily backed by Abbey, whereas HBOS is one of the primary backers of arch rival Mortgage Brain.BM Solutions caused controversy when ENC was […]
From Andy Crawford My experience with GMF was almost identical and I would urge anybody considering it as a lead source to steer clear. I spoke to a nice lady who told me all about its brilliant conversion rate of 30% to 40% of leads. What she did not explain was that its idea of […]
Portman is to close four of its branches.A statement from the society reads: “Every year Portman undertakes a thorough analysis of performance branch by branch and studies the trends carefully.“The society identifies potential locations for branches, branches which are in need of investment or relocation and those whose performance is starting to go backwards. Portman […]
Clydesdale Bank has been named best overall mortgage lender at the Hamptons Mortgage awards ceremony, within a year of entering the mortgage intermediary market. The award was presented at the Hamptons awards ceremony at The Cafe Royal in London on Thursday November 24. Kevin Lilley, head of national accounts for third party distribution at Clydesdale […]
The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath.
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