This week’s top five stories:
1) Bank of Ireland mortgage customers offered £1,000 to leave lender
A number of Bank of Ireland customers affected by the recent increase to tracker mortgages have been offered £1,000 to leave the bank.
2) FSA bans adviser for £2,669 of unpaid fees
The Financial Services Authority has banned an independent financial adviser from carrying out regulated services because he failed to pay his regulation fees.
3) Landlords plan class action against Bank of Ireland
Landlords affected by the Bank of Ireland rate rise are set to launch a legal action against the lender.
4) Pundits mock ex-mortgage adviser MP’s ‘weird’ political debut
Political commentators have poked fun at Mike Thornton’s first question to the prime minister since winning the Eastleigh by-election earlier this month.
5) Lloyds TSB Spearhead shuts to new business
Lloyds TSB Scotland’s intermediary brand will not accept new business applications after 31 March 2013, with 28 Scotland-based employees placed on risk.
Here are some stories you may have missed:
The Insider – So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu
Our beloved boss is leaving. His glaring lack of empathy, social skills and personal hygiene had not hindered his progress throughout his 20 year career at my company.
We visit the Robbie Fowler Property Academy
The Robbie Fowler Property Academy Workshop arrived in London this week, although from the first minute it was clear that the Fowler himself had not had much input in the academy that bears his name.
Ask the Experts: whole of life or term assurance?
Jennifer Gilchrist, senior product development manager at Scottish Provident, is on the spot in our latest Ask the Experts column.
Which 6 Nations country scores on property prices?
As the 6 Nations rugby tournament draws to a close this weekend, fans have been traversing the UK and channel hopping to more exotic climes in support of the national teams.
Bad credit customers are the elephant in the room
The mainstream media continues to concentrate on the inability of first-time buyers to put together deposits in order to get their foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.