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What a surprise – the government has wasted no time in withdrawing Northern Rocks much-maligned but very popular Together product.

To be honest I don’t blame them but it’s another kick in the teeth for First-Time Buyers and dear Mr Darling could not really be seen to be supportive of such a product given his recent comments.

The bets are on for who is next to withdraw such a product with so few now remaining …


GMAC-RFC named top 100 company by Sunday Times

GMAC-RFC has been ranked as the 64th best UK employer by the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For list. The listing was based on an anonymous employee survey designed to gather a holistic picture of company life within UK firms. Judging criteria included leadership, management, personal growth, employee wellbeing, the team, ‘giving something […]

Let others take the strain of change

With industry mergers on the horizon, financial services firms facing serious upheaval should consider the benefits of using interim management specialists, says Paul Belton

Would you use the government’s national money advisory service?

A government-commissioned report last week recommended the creation of a national money advisory service. Yvette Cooper, chief secretary to the Treasury, revealed that around £12m will be spent on launching the scheme, which is designed to help people make better decisions about their finances.So, this week Mortgage Strategy asks…Phil Forshaw, 37, business ownerNo. I run […]

Cut-price online conveyancers may breach legal code

MTA Solicitors has hit out at cut-price conveyancers, arguing that many are in breach of the Law Society’s Code of Conduct. The firm says it’s concerned that consumers are being drawn into too-good-to-be-true offers only to discover them laden with hidden extras.The online market has seen a wave of new entrants to this market with […]

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The politics of healthcare

Healthcare is already one of the key battlefields in May’s general election, with each of the main parties committing to deliver improvements to the NHS and public health.


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