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Yet a quarter never use it   The British love affair with gardens is alive and well if new research by HSBC is anything to go by.  It reveals that we spend £7.7billion* each year simply maintaining our outside space with green fingered gardeners spend an average £297 on the upkeep of their gardens.


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One third of people are growing their own in times of austerity   Following recent news that the cost of the average family food shop has risen by £260 a year*, new research by HSBC reveals that a significant proportion of Brits are using their gardens to help stock their cupboards.


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1 in 20 have called police to complain about a neighbour People are either nosey, chatty, have children and pets, or who “steal” our parking spaces are among Britons biggest bugbears with their neighbours, reveals new research by HSBC.


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HSBC is re-shaping part of its UK business ahead of major regulatory reforms affecting the advisory business and economic changes which face the banking industry over the next couple of years.  The changes may result in up to 700 colleagues leaving HSBC Bank in the UK.


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HSBC is continuing its support for first time buyers by offering new competitive rates for higher Loan to Value (LTV) customers. The new rates launched today (27 June 2011) for customers with a 10% deposit include: 4.19% above base rate lifetime tracker (current pay rate 4.69%) (£599 fee) 4.99% two year fixed (£599...


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HSBC report reveals Britons have their head in the sand over retirement planning A generation of Britons faces a cash-strapped retirement as people ignore or refuse to respond to the changing nature of pension provision in the UK, a new report from HSBC reveals today.


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Over 55s most likely to befriend neighbours, under 35s least likely New research from HSBC on Britons’ relationships with their neighbours has found that we are a nation of functional acquaintances, using our neighbours for practical purposes rather than sociable.


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HSBC has increased the interest free overdraft entitlement available to students by £1000 as part of the 2011 Student Service. This means that all new and existing students who bank with HSBC will be able to access up to £3000 interest free during their time at university. Helen Gentry, Head of Student Banking...


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The increase in the number of p020le renting could mean that we become a nation of ‘Street Strangers’ rather than good neighbours, reveals new research by HSBC. A survey of 2000 adults taken to coincide with Neighbourhood Watch Week found homeowners are far more likely to be friendly with their neighbours...


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As part of the ongoing Group strategic review, HSBC has today announced that it will no longer provide long term health care advice through its business, the Nursing Homes Fees Agency (NHFA).  As from 1st July 2011, NHFA will close to new business...


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