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Chance to see Kylie and help child charity

Solent Mortgage Services in association with Mortgage Strategy is offering Kylie fans the chance to win two front row tickets to see her concert at Wembley Arena on Friday January 5 2007.

Kylie Minogue, an ambassador for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has reserved the tickets and SMS has agreed to auction them to the highest bidder.

Bids can be made by emailing SMS’ marketing department on . The closing date for bids is November 26.

Ian Balfour, sales and marketing director at SMS, says: “The bidding has already started and we expect to have a lot of interest in this opportunity to be in the front row for Kylie’s concert.

“The bidding began at £1,500 for the pair and has already topped the £4,000 mark. I urge anyone who is either a Kylie fan or wants to do something to help the incredible work undertaken by the NSPCC to make a bid. I can promise you that this will be night to remember.”


CML to review the way it calculates lending league

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GEMHL enhances British Mortgage Abroad range

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India: Modi, reform and the oil price fall

Nearly 12 months since sweeping to power, prime minister Narendra Modi has overseen a significant turnaround in India, which is now on track to become one of the most pro-growth, pro-investment economies in Asia. While the market has rallied 48 per cent over the last year in response to Modi’s reform agenda, what is the potential for further progress?


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