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FSA appoints head of media and web communication

The Financial Services Authority has appointed Rob McIvor as head of media and web communications.

McIvor has been a senior member of the FSA press team covering retail financial services since 2000. He joined from The Woolwich where, as corporate public relations manager, he worked on its flotation and managed its communications with private shareholders as well as handling its media relations.

Before that, he held communications posts at the Institute of Directors, Wickes and in corporate PR consultancies. He began his career as a business journalist.


Newcastle launches three-year property bond

Newcastle has developed a three-year building society account where the return is linked to the performance of the Halifax house price index. This short-term property bond, available from April 7 2004, offers a return based on 75% of any rises in the Halifax house price index over the next three years with a full capitalguarantee. […]


The Bank of England&#39s Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the Bank&#39s repo rate at 4%. Jonathan Cornell, technichal director at Hamptons International Mortgages, says: “The Monetary Policy Committee has resisted the pressure to put up the base rate, so expect an increase in May. The MPC faced a tough decision, trying to keep […]

Goldsmith Williams opens Liverpool HQ

Goldsmith Williams marked the official opening of its new Liverpool-based headquarters with a specially arranged celebration on Friday March 29. The event, attended by the company&#39s business partners, employees and their families and city dignitaries including the attorney general, was hosted at Goldsmith Williams&#39 new offices in the Mersey Chambers. Goldsmith Williams&#39 partner Eddie Goldsmith […]

Flat fees for GMAC partners

GMAC-RFC has designed a flat fee payment structure for its Platinum Partners packagers. This comes amid market speculation that business levels at the Bracknell-based specialist lender have suffered a drop in volume in packaged business since it announced it was stopping all override payments. The decision in January to limit the fees GMAC-RFC paid its […]


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