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FSA threatens TCF fines

The Financial Service Authority says it will increase penalties to achieve its Treating Customers Fairly goals. It also says its TCF deadlines will remain in place despite difficult market conditions. Clive Briault, managing director of retail markets at the FSA, insisted that TCF deadlines are not negotiable in a speech at its Retail Firms Division Conference last week.

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GE Money says 6.9 million live alone in UK

More than 6.9 million people now live alone in the UK, claims new research by GE Money Home Lending. The lenders study uncovers the changing face of the UK household, with news that 28.6% of UK households are singletons.It also reveals singleton households have increased by 5.15% in the past four years. The increase is […]

Paradigm launches large loan exclusive with Bank of Scotland

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched an exclusive large loan product with the Bank of Scotland.The three-year large loan fixed rate product is offered at 5.75% up to April 30 2011. The product is available to 90% LTV on mortgages over £500,000, up to a maximum of £2m, and comes with an arrangement fee of 0.5%. […]

Brexit and the mid cap buying opportunities

Video update from Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management With the Brexit referendum scheduled for 23 June, how much risk is priced into the market and is the current volatility a long-term buying opportunity? Watch Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, and Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager on the UK Mid Cap and […]

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