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The Mortgage Mole

It is all over It appears television funnyman Nick Hancock will not be giving up his day job anytime soon and returning to the world of mortgage broking.

Hancock, best known for hosting comedy show They Think It’s All Over, dabbled in the world of broking in 2005 when he joined Earth Mortgages as its sales and marketing director.

But in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Hancock reveals why he threw in the towel in 2007.

“I did enjoy it, but it made me realise that perhaps there’s a reason why I do the job I do [entertaining] – I’m not particularly good at anything else.” Mole thought his mortgage broking career was all over – it is now.

Vote Winner Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone may be the front runners for this year’s London mayoral election, but it seems lesser-known candidate Siobhan Benita is proving a hit with brokers. She recently visited the offices of Coreco Group to see its apprentice scheme in full swing and made quite an impression.

Mole hears director Andrew Montlake and his team will be saying “on your bike” to Boris and the others come May 5.

Striking a bum note Mole was busy getting his news fix last week courtesy of folks at The Wriglesworth Consultancy.

Since the beginning of February the PR firm has taken to YouTube to deliver a daily news update on the financial markets.

But it’s now gone in a bold new direction with a jazzy soundtrack that pretty much drowns out the newsreader. Could this be a sign that Wriglesworth staff are set to break into song?

Mole looks forward to the firm’s founder John Wriglesworth attempting his own financial rap.


Use SVR furore to cut customers’ payments

I have a simple question. Over the past 18 months or so has there been a better time to challenge SVR clients on their mortgage status? I don’t think so.


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  • nick farmer 13th March 2012 at 12:50 pm

    as a former wrigler from 2005-2006 i applaud the efforts of erstwhile director James Staunton to provide clients and potential clients with a good interactive “shop window” to the agency.

  • James Staunton 13th March 2012 at 11:44 am

    Mole, you sound like my grandfather complaining about not being able to hear the conversation because the music’s too loud.

    But he’s got an excuse – he’s 84. What’s yours? I thought moles were supposed to be blind – not deaf!

    Instead of writing dis-mole articles complaining about the excellent v logs I have been directing on behalf of The Wriglesworth Consultancy, I suggest you turn your hearing aid up!