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Beat Tesco to the punch on legals

If you’ve ever fancied the idea of wearing a wig (a curly one, to be precise) then your big moment has come, because with effect from March 31 it’s possible for non-lawyers to become partners in law firms.

Not pricing for risk was an accident waiting to happen

There are a number of worrying parallels to the lending market developing in the accident, sickness and unemployment insurance industry and I wonder if it is destined to make similar mistakes.

AfI launches new website for brokers

Abbey for Intermediaries is launching an updated version of its website which offers brokers quick access to product criteria and pre-sales research tools.

Society savings hit record high, but lending still down

Net receipts into societies were £1,595m in February 2009, the highest February net receipt on record and an increase of 18% over February 2008, but gross mortgage lending was down to £1,214m, compared to £3,861m in February 2008.