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BMS icon is fine but could she not have been a pole dancer?

From Jonathan Hammond

I was amazed at the content of Priya Shome’s letter in Mortgage Strategy (September 26). Red is a star. In fact the chaps in my office and one of the girls (who we call Jim) thinks Red is the best. But we would have preferred it had Red been a pole dancer. Had Shome not been playing with her husband’s or partner’s computer instead of cleaning the house, doing the laundry and cooking she wouldn’t have seen the beautiful Red. Well done BM Solutions but let’s put Red in a bikini.


Ford appointed director of xit2s Conveyancing Portal

xit2 has announced the promotion of David Ford to the board of the Conveyancing Portal.The Conveyancing Portal is a fully automated and interfaced database acting as a conduit linking Lenders and conveyancing solicitors. Data is distributed in real time ensuring all parties in the process have synchronised information. Prior to joining xit2 in April of […]

Two-year remortgage deal from the Yorkshire

The Yorkshire has launched a mortgage for borrowers who are moving their loan, but not moving home.The new two-year mortgage, which is only available for people remortgaging, has a fixed interest rate of 4.39% and offers a free remortgage legal service and a refund of the property valuation fee. In addition, as with all Yorkshire […]

Base rate remains at 4.5%

The Bank of England left base rate unchanged last week at 4.5%. The previous change in base rate was a reduction of 0.25 percentage points to 4.5% on August 4. Michael Coogan, director-general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, says: “The Bank’s decision to leave the rate at 4.5% was no surprise. Housing transactions, mortgage […]

PFS to hold pensions planning seminars

From October to December the Personal Finance Society will be holding a series of countrywide, half-day technical seminars, on pensions planning pre and post A-Day.The course will look at the opportunities that can arise in advising clients in the run up to April 6 and immediately afterwards. Course tutor Mike Morrison, pensions strategy manager at […]

The savvy consumer

In last year’s FCA thematic review of the mortgage market, one of the key things highlighted was the “savvy consumer”. That’s the client who comes in the door with a very clear idea of what they need and expect you to get them it. They don’t think they need advice, they have after all consulted […]


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