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BDS reveals Expo chopper bike winners

BDS Mortgage Group, the South-Coast based mortgage packager and distributor, announces the winners of its mortgage Expo raleigh chopper bike prize draw.

Over 320 nostalgic delegates entered their prize draw over the two day exhibition, hoping to be transported back in time.

The lucky winners who are riding away on one of the two bikes, supplied by Preferred Mortgages are Sarah Sargent from Independent Mortgage Matters and John Gotelee from Maurice Ball.

Phil Jay, managing director, says: “Everyone loves to remember the good old days and here at BDS we make this a reality in more ways than one.

“These bikes proved to be a runaway success and we hope that anyone who uses our products and services will feel the same way about us.”


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Bank freezes interest rate at 4.75%

The Bank of England has today frozen the UK interest rate at 4.75%.The rate hold was expected by most industry pundits and has been welcomed.John Cridland, deputy director-general of the CBI, says: “The Bank was right to leave well alone this month. Interest rates must be held until confidence returns to the economy.“Consumers are extra […]

Saffron Walden & Essex raises 1,100 for Children in Need

Pantomime dames helped Saffron Walden Herts & Essex raise more than 1,100 for the Children in Need appeal.Richard Bolton, chief executive at Saffron and Andy Golding, sales and marketing director, got into the spirit of the day wearing ugly sister costumes, and serving coffee and cakes to members of staff.The ugly sisters later featured alongside […]


Guide: how to change your auto-enrolment support

As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.


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