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Sleepy Ed

MS editor Robyn Hall was feeling the worse for wear last week after completing a marathon bout of travelling.

After a 48-hour non-stop round of business meetings in Monte Carlo for the magazine’s Mortgage Packager Summit, Hall arrived back in the UK and went straight to John Charcol’s annual awards event.

But by the end of the evening, Hall was shattered and passed out on the floor in front of his hotel room door. He was awoken by a hotel security guard and a kind individual was on hand to take a snap (see right).

“It was the best night’s sleep I’d had all week,” a refreshed Hall told Mole.


First Time Buyer Mortgages

Some interesting research by Abbey has shown that “British parents have collectively forked out more than £27 billion to help their children buy first homes” which averages out at £5,874. Also around 1 in 16 borrow money from parents with an average loan of just under £20,000.With the demise of the higher Loan-To-Value mortgages, RBS […]

MfB launches white label marketing support

Mortgages for Business has launched a new range of white label marketing support materials.It will allow MfB’s business partners to present information to clients with their own branding and contact details.The materials include an exclusive products brochure, a Keystone Mortgages product sheet and a mortgage best buy table.Nick Blunt, head of business partner development at […]

Commercial appointment

Steve Sales, formerly regional sales manager at Commercial First, has joined broker Verizon Capital as a commercial finance consultant.

Financial fraud doubles in three years

Research by Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance shows that the number of fraud applications approved in the UK has more than doubled.

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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