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HBOS staff stand by for windall

Nearly 15,000 HBOS employees stand to make substantial gains when two HBOS Sharesave schemes mature this week.

Employees will receive a tax-free bonus based on their monthly savings which they can either take as cash or use to buy HBOS shares at a discounted price.

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Bank of Mum and Dad helps a third of FTBs

Credit Action’s 2006 report has revealed that almost 38% of parents across Britain have either helped their children with a property purchase or intend to do so in the future. A quarter of these parents are contributing between £1,000 and £6,000, while 13% provide at least £20,000 in financial support.Furthermore, more than three quarters don’t […]

Rise came to quick, says propertyfinder.com

Propertyfinder.com has warned that the surprise rate rise will mean that the housing market will not be able to cool gradually.The property website predicts that more severe changes will have to be made to the economy if the housing market is to remain stable.Warren Bright, chief executive of propertyfinder.com, says: Todays interest rate increase is […]

Yorkshire to open 15 new branches

The Yorkshire says it plans to open 15 new branches across the UK creating around 100 new jobs.The society says it’s in the throes of deciding on the locations of the new branches, which will be opened on a rolling basis from the summer of this year.It aims to open all the branches within the […]

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The politics of healthcare

Healthcare is already one of the key battlefields in May’s general election, with each of the main parties committing to deliver improvements to the NHS and public health.

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