August

Hastings Direct gets Peoples Choice

Broking Hastings Direct acquired telebroker Peoples Choice from Brit for £7.2m, taking on 400 staff as part of the deal. The broker said it planned to keep the Peoples Choice brand and hoped to use the acquisition to increase its penetration of the household market, which currently accounts for only 10% of sales.

Hot summer sparks subsidence fears

Loss adjusters have warned that a dry autumn following the hot summer across the UK could result in 2003 becoming

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