Halifax and Lloyds TSB brands will be the dominant brands of the new Lloyds Banking Group in England and Wales but there is no word yet on the future of BM Solutions, Intelligent Finance and Cheltenham & Gloucester.
Given the year we’ve had, nobody was expecting a barrel of laughs at the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ annual conference in central London last week.
Eight of the UK’s largest lenders are passing on last week’s Bank of England base rate cut of 1% to existing customers on tracker mortgage deals.
The Swiss Re Group is a major reinsurer in the group risk market in the UK. As such, their Group Watch 2015 report is a useful indicator as to the current state of play in the area of employer sponsored group life, group income protection, and group critical illness markets.
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