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It should be me that wins the PSP – it’s just not fair

From Helen Thomas

The recent correspondence in Mortgage Strategy on freebies saddens me.

I have been a lone broker since March, having worked for numerous companies before that. I now get no freebies from anyone. To be honest, being a young female on her own, fairly attractive with blonde hair and large bosoms, I thought I would do OK on the freebie front but – nothing. I have entered every caption competition in MS – nothing. I’ve bought a lifetime’s supply of paper from Viking to get a mountain bike, but this doesn’t count as I had to pay for it really.

It should be me that gets the PSP as I am all alone, with nobody but clients giving me grief. If I don’t get the PSP this time, at least give me some hints on how to access the world of freebies.


At a stroke, you’re a financial doctor

Someone in this country has a stroke every four minutes according to a survey by the Stroke Association. Statistics such as this are not meant to scare, but they are a wake-up call about a health issue expanding at an alarming rate. One of the reasons for this increase is the lifestyles we lead, with […]

Capped sub-prime deal

Kensington has launched a three-year capped rate sub-prime product . It is available across Kensington’s standard product range with rates starting as low as 5.60%. Keith Street, director of sales, says: “This is ideal for a market seeing fluctuating interest rates. Customers’ payments cannot go higher than the agreed capped rates.”

County says profits trebled in 2004

The County Mortgage Group, which owns c2-financial and c2-secured, says group pre-tax profits trebled during 2004 to just over 300,000. The company says the increase is especially good news as it has invested heavily during that time in technology and larger premises. David Wylie, managing director of c2, says: “Although we are obviously not yet […]

Freedom Lending broadens product range

Freedom Lending, the specialist mortgage lender, is broadening its product range with effect from Monday September 12.Products include avery near prime and near prime discounted range up to 90% LTV, bridging the gap between its current prime and adverse ranges.There is a range of Bank Base Rate lifetime trackers – available on prime, self cert, […]

Iain Chadwick

The Budget 2015: a brief overview

Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.


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