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Landlords not ready for EPC, says Paragon poll

Paragon Mortgages has polled 200 landlords and found that 81% are not ready for this week’s Energy Performance Certificate deadline. Only 5% of those surveyed have received the required certification.


Spanish move may see sourcing merger

Banco Santander’s take-over of Alliance & Leicester could lead to the merging of Trigold and Mortgage Brain, it has emerged.

US bailout rejected

The US House of Representatives voted against the $700bn rescue plan that was set to save the US from recession.

FSA fines North Wales broker £100,000

The Financial Services Authority has banned a North Wales mortgage broker and fined him £100,000 for exposing 1,500 customers to the risk of unsuitable advice.

How internet banking wrecked the Rock

Research by suggests that the growth of internet banking and the failure to effectively manage Northern Rock’s website were primary factors in the development of the run on the bank – that is, once BBC business editor Robert Peston had reported that it had applied for emergency financial support from the Bank of England.

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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