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Post Office and BoI stay together

Post Office Financial Services and Bank of Ireland will extend their joint venture until 2020. They plan to create a long-term branch network.



Swaps raced up again last week. I am shortly going to have to increase the scale of the Y axis on the graph for the second time since I’ve been writing it. Two-year swaps have gone up by 1.75% in just under two years. At 6.07% they are more than 0.5% above the base rate.

Limited free legals offer from Pink

Pink Home Loans is offering free legals on five of the most popular lenders on its packaged submission panel. The offer is open until August 31 2007 for all properties in England and Wales.

Post Office and BoI to extend joint financial services venture to 2020

Post Office Financial Services and Bank of Ireland are to extend their joint venture until 2020. Speaking at the announcement of Bank of Ireland Group’s preliminary results today, its chief executive, Brian Goggin, says: “In Post Office Financial Services we now have over one million customers, up 540,000 since May 2006. “Together we are committed […]

Offset deals can bring tax benefits

An offset mortgage is simple in concept and does what it says on the tin – it offsets savings against mortgage debt so borrowers only pay interest on the difference.

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.


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