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Marketwatch – January 2012

Last week it was no surprise to find ourselves in the shadow of gross domestic product figures showing the economy shrank by 0.2% in the last quarter, and another Greek issue debacle.


Hero of the week Lenders that give notice on rate withdrawals, with special mention to Coventry for consistency and Clydesdale Bank, which is giving almost a week to get applications in.

Villain of the week The last-minute rate pull lenders – you know who you are. I know it has been covered before but it is a bugbear for brokers and I am sure there is something that can be done to make withdrawal timescales more realistic.


Embrace simplicity!

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager When I first took out critical illness cover, I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t just the form filling, it was finding out about the sheer number of illnesses I was covered for. Did it give me peace of mind that I was covered for neuromyelitis optica or systematic lupus erythematosus? […]


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