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Halifax cuts personal loan rates

Halifax has reduced the rates on its personal loans to give interest rates starting from 7.9% APR.

All personal loans now offer a three-month repayment holiday, providing breathing space for the customer before they start making payments.


Bradford & Bingley goes the distance with Shelter

Bradford & Bingley has agreed to be the key sponsor for Shelter – the official charity of The Flora London Marathon – with a £100,000 donation. The marathon, which takes place on April 13 2003, attracts around 38,000 runners, amateurs and professionals alike. Shelter is aiming to attract over 1,000 runners, raising more than £1m […]

Kylie tops the broker chart

Kylie Minogue is the person most mortgage advisers would like to sell a mortgage to and Barbara Windsor the least, reveals a survey by household insurer Select & Protect. Simon Hood, chief executive of Select & Protect, says: “Bearing in mind the reputation both these people have for certain parts of their anatomy it is […]

First Mortgage Options unveils expansion plans

Specialist mortgage packager First Mortgage Options plans to take on another 20 staff after the company&#39s business doubled in size during 2002. The vacancies will be created in the company&#39s rapidly expanding mortgage processing department. More jobs could be created if the company exceeds its targets. During the last year the Northwich-based FMO generated £120m […]

The Mortgage Mole

More, pleaseMole was more than happy at the prospect of starting 2003 soberly following December&#39s festivities. What with 18 Christmas parties, some 14 Christmas lunches and countless Christmas dinners, Mole was feeling a little jaded by the time December 25 finally rolled around. The award for best event of the month is shared between arch […]

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Survey looks at the challenges facing businesses post auto-enrolment

A survey conducted by Johnson Fleming at the Pension & Benefits Show 2014 highlighted the key challenges faced within organisations post auto-enrolment. The results showed that communicating the changes and the value of them to staff, and receiving timely data from the payroll provider proved to still be the most challenging aspects of managing an auto-enrolment scheme.


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