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Keep on Rockin’

Speculating on the future of Northern Rock in a recent issue of Financial World, John Goodfellow (pictured) wrote that as chief executive of Skipton Building Society he may be interested in the bank if it is not to be returned to the public listed sector.

“Other ownership forms should be considered,” he added, suggesting that continental Europe offers several strong business models.

He said: “A business is well managed because of the management team, not because of its size or the ownership structure,” but that was ahead of the news that The Derbyshire and The Cheshire were heading south to Nationwide at Swindon.

“There’s plenty of scope for non-plc forms of ownership,” he maintained.


Cable slams deposit guarantee

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Abbey appoints Pester to integrate B&B branches

Abbey has appointed Paul Pester to take responsibility for Bradford & Bingley’s retail distribution in the wake of the restructuring of the buy-to-let lender.

Buy-to-let deals shrink 23% in seven days says the number of buy-to-let products has dropped by close to a quarter in the past week, throwing down a major challenge to a struggling sector of the market.

September saw fewest sales since 2002

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Get your New Year off to a flying start

Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]


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