Friends Life may have revealed Sesame Bankhall Group was up for sale in February but there still doesn’t seem to be a buyer for the network giant that is headed up by chief executive George Higginson (pictured). Watch this space.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has appointed Lloyds Banking Group mortgages director Stephen Noakes as its new chairman. From the beginning of January Noakes will succeed Nigel Terrington, chief executive of the Paragon Group of Companies, who has been chairman for the last year. Noakes will be supported by two deputy chairmen – Royal […]
Council of Mortgage Lenders director general Paul Smee has dismissed the idea that an increase in base rate will lead to a wave of new repossessions. Giving evidence to the Treasury select committee today, Smee was asked whether an increase in base rate will lead to an increase in the number of repossessions. Smee said […]
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According to the Office for National Statistics, UK retail sales during the run up to Christmas rose by 0.3 per cent this year. It does not sound a lot but every year the figure increases. As expectations for the latest gadgets or games console grow, so do stress levels in parents desperate not to disappoint. […]
A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.
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