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Synergy clinches double shortlisting success in high-profile industry awards

Vehicle leasing and finance credit broker, Synergy Automotive, has made the final line up in two categories of the high-profile Leasing Broker Federation’s Awards 2017. Founded in 2006 by MD, Paul Parkinson, on the principle of providing an excellent leasing experience to every customer, the Harrogate-based business is shortlisted for Best

Leeds MP meets financial watchdog and debt charities in move to tackle “rip off” overdraft charges

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has called a meeting tomorrow aimed at tackling the sky-high overdraft charges faced by thousands of cash-strapped borrowers across the region.  Ms Reeve is pushing for urgent action to stop exorbitant overdraft fees with the introduction of a new cap on the maximum banks can charge

G3 RMS gets the FCA seal of approval

The G3 Group (UK) Ltd has continued to expand its service offering to the motor trade with the latest milestone achievement – full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval for its asset management division G3 RMS. The FCA was formed in 2013, in the wake of the most recent banking crisis, to

Consumer Credit Compliance signs with Fantastic Media

Consumer Credit Compliance, experts in Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated compliance, has appointed Fantastic Media as its marketing agency. Established in 2013 by Managing Directors Ian Beardmore and David Petty, the Harrogate-based company handles FCA compliance for hundreds of businesses across the UK in a range of sectors from automotive and

Choice of compliance experts copied more than 20 times by office equipment suppliers!

A Knaresborough office equipment supplier’s choice of compliance expert has been copied by more than 20 other franchises in the group! After realising that applying for an FCA (Finance Conduct Authority) “permission” – required by law for all companies offering credit – was a complex and time consuming process, Clarity Office

Financial advisers are operating “blind” in foreign exchange

Financial advisers are recommending foreign exchange providers “blind”, without knowing how much their clients will be charged, according to an industry expert. Helen Scott, managing director of Leeds-based Eris FX, is lobbying ministers and regulators to force currency providers to provide clear, upfront information rather than pricing customers based on their

New appointment at North Yorkshire accountancy firm

Knaresborough-based chartered accountants and tax consultants, Smith McBride, has expanded its team with the appointment of a new accounts manager. Grahame Lovett, FCA, will help the firm to deliver its core services to a growing client base. Grahame has 30 years’ experience in the industry and joins Smith McBride after four years