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MS columnist quits law firm

Alan Dring has quit as sales and marketing director of Goldsmith Williams after just four months at the legal firm.

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Northern Rock will lend around £5bn each year during the next three to four years, its executive chairman reveals.Ron Sandler, speaking this morning at a telephone press conference, says he regards this strategy as sufficient to retain NR’s presence in the market.He adds: “We are going to continue to lend money but at nothing like […]

Blackandwhite owes creditors £3.7m

Blackandwhite Group’s estimated creditor bill totals a staggering £3.7m, of which £9,454 is owed to the Financial Services Authority.

New Banking Code unveiled

The new Banking Code and Business Banking Code contain an enhanced promise by banks and building societies to treat customers fairly and reasonably. Other improvements to the Banking Code effective today include a fresh commitment to responsible lending, including more help for customers heading towards financial difficulties.

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In recent years lenders have made massive strides with their online technology, including decision in principle, application submission and 24-hour case tracking tools. At the same time consumers are increasingly using the internet to shop and transact business.

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