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Brokers frown on Two Shags’ sporting life

A whopping 68% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers last week voted that the deputy prime minister John Prescott has crossed the political line with the revelation that he likes croquet.

However, it seems Two Shags is down but not out – albeit minus his super-department, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. And Home Information Packs, which his old department oversaw, seem still to be on track. Just 32% of brokers don’t care what sport he plays.

This week, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Are you expecting the highs and lows of the World Cup to affect your business?”


Openwork now in GMAC-RFC’s top four distributors

GMAC-RFC has revealed that since launching a year ago for directly submitted business with Openwork it has surpassed 775m in applications. These results place Openwork amongst GMAC-RFCs top four mortgage distributors.Within the 12 months that GMAC-RFC has been working with Openwork, it has already climbed up Openworks league of lenders in terms of completions, with […]

Sesame unveils GI range

Sesame has launched a general insurance product range called Sesame Insure. The product has been designed to strengthen the network’s position in the GI market.

B&W changes it’s look

Bristol & West Mortgages has refreshed its look to reflect the improvements which have been made to its products and services.The new look retains some elements of the previous brand but has beenrefreshed, updated and made more contemporary. The style also introduces a slightly amended logo.The intermediary lender has undergone significant change over the past […]

Grant Thornton says World Cup glory could spark spending spree

Grant Thornton, business and financial advisers says an England victory in the World Cup could lead to an unparalleled boost in consumer spending, as delighted fans celebrate.However, businesses may feel the strain as workers’ distraction could severely affect productivity. Any extra spending following a home victory would initially be likely linked to celebrations, England replica […]


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