P541 Teletext 549 Oct23 21:00:11      NEWS  ————————————————  ———————  NEW CHIEF AT THE HALIFAX Halifax chief executive Mike Blackburn is to step down at the end of the year and will become its vice-chairman before retiring in December 1999. The new chief executive will be J—les Crosby, Halifax's financial services and insurance director. Mr Blackburn led the Halifax through its £18bn flotation last year, the UK's biggest float, giving average £2,000 share windfalls to 7.6m members. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— WIN a camcorder 465 ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL 'HLMSLOW FREE ON 0800 269315 Your money Advice Property City
P541 Teletext 549 Oct23 21:02:01      NEWS  ————————————————  ———————  RECRUITS ON FAST TRACK A new fast track programme has been launched to bring thousands of new recruits into the financial services sector. A total of 600 is to be brought in during the first year through a partnership between the Financial Services Training College and Hays Inter-Selection. The move is to encourage people to become qualified financial advisers. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Tourist rates 548 Premium Bonds 549 OVER 50? PICK SAGA FOR YOUR INSURANCE/FINANCIAL NEEDS, ITV p383 Your money Advice Property City
P541 Teletext 549 Oct23 21:01:11      NEWS  ————————————————  ———————  BANKS' EXPENDITURE "SET TO SHIFT" Banks are expected to concentrate more on customer-related projects such as call centres, branch systems and kiosks over the coming years, a report says. Market analysis company Datamonitor says that in 1997 38% of information technology expenditure by banks went on distribution channels, including cash machines and call centres. It predicts that figure is set to jump to 45% by 2002. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Tourist rates 548 Premium Bonds 549 You Egg www.egg.com You Egg p399 Together we'll sort out your finances Your money Advice Property City
P541 Teletext 549 Oct23 21:01:00      NEWS  ————————————————  ———————  DARK NIGHTS SPELL DANGER FOR MOTORISTS Motorists are being warned to take extra care after the clocks go back an hour at the weekend. Churchill Insurance says its records point to a 12% increase in car accident claims in the two weeks after the clocks go back. Churchill's David Hiddleston comments: "Roads are often wet and slippery and pedestrians become more vulnerable in their darker winter clothing." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Mortgages 545 Savings 546 SWITCH TO p628 AND YOU COULD SAVE ON YOUR MORTGAGE Your money Advice Property City
P541 Teletext 549 Oct23 21:01:00      NEWS  ————————————————  ———————  NO EXTENDED TIE-INS FROM WOOLWICH The Woolwich has launched a range of fixed rate mortgages which have no redemption penalties beyond the fixed rate period. Borrowers can take a two-year fix at 6.19%, a three-year at 6.29% or a five-year at 6.19%. The lender will allow up to 10% of the loan to be repaid during the fixed period without penalty. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Woolwich 0845 6076666 WHAT'S ON AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA? p460 Your money Advice Property City
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