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Promotion at Skipton

Skipton has promoted Fraser McNeill, previously a risk manager, to its head of finance.

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edeus offers 75 extra proc fee

Edeus is offering all intermediaries who register with it online before its launch an extra will 75 proc fee, on all business submitted prior to the end of the year.Alan Cleary, managing director of edeus, says: We want intermediaries to be up and ready from day one so that they can start submitting cases from […]

Give us a break

The government is keen to see more mortgage borrowers with some form of payment or income protection insurance, and targets that equate to doubling the number of protection policies in force are often talked up.

Banks can’t shy away from responsibility for bad debts

From Ian Nelson HSBC should clean up its own act before blaming others. HSBC CEO Michael Geoghegan’s comments re- garding bad debts, bankruptcies and IVAs are remarkable. It seems to be his view that it’s everybody’s faults but his. Working for a lender that picks up the pieces after prime lenders, credit and store card […]

Over 50% of adults think benefits will be cut

More than half of British adults believe the Government will cut state benefits over the next five years, research from Lincoln Financial Group reveals. The survey shows considerable confusion about the support people believe they will receive from the state if they cannot work.Research shows 54% of adults around 24.8m people – believe benefits will […]

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]

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