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Abbey launches new ad campaign

Abbey National is launching a new TV advertising campaign starring actor and ex-pop star Martin Kemp.

The aim of the ads is to extend Abbey National&#39s Trade-In offer, which promises to provide customers with a better deal than offered by competitors on their mortgage or current account, or give them £50.

Gary Brown, Abbey National&#39s director of product acquisition, says: “This new campaign builds on the success of our &#39Trade-In&#39 offer which has run since last October. Customers can get a much better deal with Abbey National than with their existing provider.

“On the very rare occasion that the competitor beats us, we&#39ll give them £50 – so they can&#39t lose. This hard-hitting proposition continues this year but with new advertising that takes a fun and engaging look at what might happen if your fantasy came true. We can&#39t make fantasies come true, but we can make life simpler by saving people money.”


Tenet buys Capital Planning as part of strategic investment plan

IFA group Tenet has bought Capital Planning UK for an undisclosed sum, in line with its strategy to invest in members and clients of its subsidiaries CPUK has a 100-strong team of IFAs and support staff of 30 operating from six offices in London and the South East. Its sales for the current year are […]

7.8 million adults fail to qualify for mainstream credit

The UK market for non-standard and sub-prime lending stands at 7.8 million adults, latest research from Datamonitor has revealed. This is a decrease from 7.9 million at the end of 2001, continuing a longer term trend that has seen the UK non-standard population decrease from 8.2 million in 1998. Despite this, more than 21% of […]

Ex-building society boss faces fraud charges

A former director of the Staffordshire Building Society has appeared in court on fraud charges. Andrew Thompson worked at the society as customer services director until his resignation in February 2001. He was a mortgage specialist who had been at the Staffordshire for six years. He is accused of false accounting, obtaining wrongful credit and […]

The future is bright for packagers Timetable to regulation

Last year there was much speculation on the future role of packagers. This is a subject worthy of serious debate. Packagers are capable of adding significant value to any specialist lender&#39s operation and, given they can rise to the challenges, they will secure an important place in the specialist lending market of the future.Of course, […]

Dividend slump? Not if you look globally

By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]


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