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Chorus of disapproval

Mole scaled the dizzy heights of the Gherkin last week thanks to The Mortgage Alliance. Mortgage Strategy publisher Anna Ruddock and ace reporter Natalie Holt were treated to a champagne reception at the top of the Swiss Re Tower followed by a slap-up meal.

Suitably fuelled by wine, the duo were keen to try out the tower’s acoustics. Although they are second to none, the vocal talent on display failed to match up to the surroundings. Don’t give up the day job, girls.


Spowart to plead against Lloyds takeover on C4

Jim Spowart, the founder of Intelligent Finance, and Scottish National Party MSP Alex Neil will call on HBOS shareholders to vote against the planned Lloyds TSB takeover on Channel Four tonight.

Regulator is accused of mishandling TCF

The Association of Independent Financial Advisers has accused the regulator of mishandling the Treating Customers Fairly initiative.

Steve Haggerty quits as MD of Skipton

Steve Haggerty has unexpectedly quit as managing director of Skipton.The society says it has reluctantly accepted his resignation and will make further announcements regarding his replacement. A statement from the society says: “We are disappointed to see him go but wish him all the best for the future.”Haggerty was appointed managing director of Skipton on […]


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