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HSBC and first direct have been named as Which? recommended mortgage lenders. Which? selects 'Recommended Providers' by looking at which lenders have the best customer satisfaction scores and also offer consistently good deals. The Which? customer satisfaction score combines two factors...


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Over 80% of non-homeowning adults aspire to be a first time buyer Less than a quarter of these expect to be able to purchase within next 5 years. With only around 200,000 First Time Buyers (FTBs) per annum*, under half (400,000 to 500,000) of those recorded in more typical market conditions...


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This October Manchester Literature Festival, the UK’s most imaginative literature festival, reveals a packed programme including four new literary commissions, an exciting international strand, a host of events focusing on young people and children and an outstanding line-up of celebrated writers.


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HSBC Premier, HSBC’s premium banking service, today announced it’s sponsorship of Manchester Literature Festival, becoming the annual event’s first ever Principal Sponsor.


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Facilitates the development of trade relationships between the UK and mainland China HSBC has launched a new service enabling UK businesses to open a UK domiciled Renminbi (RMB) account which can then be used to trade with and make payments to mainland China in the country’s own currency.  HSBC’s UK...


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HSBC Bank is sending all personal internet banking customers a new device which will add an extra layer of security when accessing their accounts online. The device, which is small enough to keep in a wallet or purse, generates a unique PIN code each time a customer logs on to their accounts.


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Longer term investments show largest fall in returns New HSBC analysis reveals that longer term fixed rate investors in the UK are facing a savings precipice this year when they come to reinvest as rates for long term products continue to languish.


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HSBC has appointed Ian Henley as Head of Corporate & Structured Banking, UK Commercial Banking. In his new role, Ian will lead the bank’s full service relationship banking proposition across the UK, which supports businesses with a turnover above £25million. Ian succeeds Stuart Grant...


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Half of working Britons don't know they could be automatically enrolled into a new national pension scheme starting in October 2012 and could be in for a shock when employers start taking deductions from their pay, research from HSBC reveals today.


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HSBC's The Future of Retirement report reveals 'planning premium' is key to wealthy retirement. A new era in retirement is dawning as the West's golden age of pensions comes to an end and the first generation of 'prosperous pensioners' appears in the world's emerging economies. This is a key finding from a new report...


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