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Equifax appoints head of marketing

Equifax has appointed Kirk Dobie as head of marketing services.

Dobie moves from Experian and will be the driving force behind Equifax&#39s direct marketing expansion.

He began his sales and marketing career with AC Nielsen before moving to Experian in 1989. He performed a number of sales and marketing roles in the micromarketing division at Experian, before becoming a director in 1995 and finally being promoted to sales andmarketing director in 2000.

Michael Shannon, group executive of Equifax Europe, says: “Dobie will be an invaluable asset to the ongoing development of Equifax&#39s marketing services division. He brings with him a wealth of experience which together with a high level of commitment and enthusiasm, will direct and support the sales team as it continues to develop new and existing markets as well as promoting Equifax&#39s range of innovative direct marketing products.”


Post Office to offer mortgages

The Post Office has revealed that a mortgage product is under development to be offered through its joint venture with Bank of Ireland over the next two years. Although no further details are available, this is one of many financial services products in the pipeline following the launch of unsecured personal loans last week. The […]

A&L wins mortgage gong for discount rates

Alliance & Leicester has won Best Discounted Rate Mortgage Provider at the Moneyfacts Awards 2004. This is the second year running that the bank has scooped the award in this category.

Regulation could boost equity release market

The number of people over 55 who would consider equity release under regulation has doubled in the past year, says Prudential Equity Release. Survey results suggest that 46% of those over 55 who have a mortgage or own their home would be more likely to consider equity release if the market was regulated. Half of […]

Lack of homes keeping prices high, says Country Homesearch

County Homesearch says a lack of quality property particularly in the south is keeping prices high. The latest review of 22 offices from Scotland to Lands End shows that the County Homesearch Company, which only acts for buyers, is finding it hard to achieve any notable discounts on property for clients, and this is increasingly […]

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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