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Diamond Lifestyle achieves its AIM

Diamond Lifestyle has successfully completed its move to become quoted on the Alternative Investment Market with the reverse takeover of an existing AIM company called Enterprise North


Spokesman for Freehold

Terry Pritchard has been appointed spokesman for the Freehold packagers’ association while Paul Brett, who founded the association in 2005, moves on to focus on running new lender FML. Pritchard, whose company Chase UK is a founder member of Freehold, is part of the steering committee formed to provide direction to the association. Brett remains […]

FSA needs to help small firms says says the Financial Services Authority needs to provide a lot more support for small firms and sole tradersThis follows the FSA revealing that only one third of mortgage firms have robust processes in place to provide customers with suitable advice, with smaller firms yet again coming out the worst.Thomas Reeh, chief executive officer of […]

Only fair to praise service at Alliance and Leicester

From Andrew BotteI’m the first to shout about a lender when service is poor so I think it only fair to praise occasionally. Alliance & Leicester has impressed me. I put a case into it on December 19 and had a mortgage offer by December 26. In the meantime I spoke with the mortgage centre […]

No ratings change for St. James’s Place UK

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services says the ratings and outlook on insurer St. James’s Place UK have not been affected by the departure of it’s chief executive Mark Lund. It says SJPUK retains sufficient depth in management to navigate through the interim period pending the appointment of a successor. Standard & Poor’s will continue to […]

Artemis Investments’ Outlook for 2016

Political change and the ‘normalisation’ of interest rates mean 2016 is likely to be another interesting year. But what will it bring for equities – and bonds? Here, a number of Artemis’ managers share their views. Click here to read the full article


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