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The Mortgage Mole

Muppet show Mole was delighted to hear his furry friends at The Muppet Show are making a comeback with a new film and TV series.

With muppets already running the tripartite authority, you could argue they’ve not really been away, so for a little light entertainment amid the doom and gloom of the credit crunch, Strategy decided to draw some comparisons. As it happens there are a few.

Some would argue that just before the crisis hit, lenders were acting like greedy (Miss) Piggys by taking on customers they should have refused. And since it’s all kicked off most bigwigs have behaved like Animals as sense and composure went out the window.

Above all, it could be argued that this whole mess was started by a bunch of American muppets.


Divided, we fall

Cicero analyst John Rowland says time is running out for the industry to do something positive about the Crosby review, adding that the political sands are shifting rapidly with a Cabinet reshuffle expected. He says the industry has failed to speak with a united voice during this critical time

NR repossessions revealed

Research from Standard & Poor’s reveals Northern Rock is responsible for originating the mortgages for one in 13 properties repossessed in the first half of 2008.

Europe: Nursery slopes

After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.


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