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Tribunal dismisses legal challenge to HBOS takeover

The legal challenge mounted by the Merger Action Group against the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS has been dismissed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

One of the arguments put forward by MAG opposing the merger was that the government had approached the Financial Services Authority for competition analysis rather than the Office of Fair Trading.

The two-day hearing concluded that this argument was without merit.


Charlbury Group expands nationwide field force

Arrears management expert The Charlbury Group is expanding its nationwide team of field agents as market conditions help to bolster business. The group operates a nationwide field force which conducts a variety of tasks for firms across the mortgage market. It says current market conditions are resulting in the need for greater information on properties […]

Rethink needed on state aid for banks, says CML

Michael Coogan is calling on the government to revisit its position on state aid for banks and address the lower levels of mortgage funding that have been the unintended result.

David Bitner joins Just Retirement

David Bitner is joining Just Retirement Solutions, the distribution arm of Just Retirement, as head of partnership development from January 12 next year.

Partied out and penniless

December has left me destitute. My piggy bank lies broken and empty, my lunchtime meal deal feels like an extravagant expense and I’m down to the Bountys in my box of Celebrations. But I won’t mourn my dearly departed pennies. Between buying gifts for loved ones (then deciding to keep them for myself) to treating […]


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