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Mortgage adviser jailed for vicious sex attack

Arun Patnaik, a mortgage adviser from Blackpool, has been jailed for 11 ½ years after horrifically raping two prostitutes.

The attacks were mimicking rapes Patnaik, 31, had seen on Internet sites, and were so gruesome they left jurors at Manchester Crown Court visibly shocked.

The adviser, who has already served three years for a previous attempted rape in 1998, was described by police as one of the most dangerous sex offenders they had ever come across.


Genworth signs three-year MI deal with Skipton

Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance has signed a three-year deal to supply mortgage insurance to Skipton.Genworth is an AA rated monoline provider, and it says its mortgage insurance product could help lenders to achieve valuable capital savings following the introduction of the Capital Requirements Directive.David Harvey, head of insurance at Skipton, says: “We operate in a […]

Assetz named top agency in France

Assetz France has won the ‘best real estate agency in France’ award for the second year running at the International Property Awards. Stuart Law, managing director of Assetz, says: “We are delighted that we have once again been recognised by the industry as the leading new-build and French property leaseback estate agent.”

MBS chooses Exweb portal

Mortgage Broking Service has chosen The Exchange’s Exweb portal service as its technology and e-commerce partner. All 130 advisers at MBS will have access to Exweb’s services.

Magazines make it easy for criminals out to steal ID

From Des Tourick Why do magazines such as Mortgage Strategy persist delivering their weekly issues to me using plastic bags with my name and address printed directly on them, especially in this day and age when identity theft is known to be a major problem? It is impossible to shred these bags and surely a […]

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The lucky ones

By Denise Wond, Marketing Relationship Manager, Royal London Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t; I never seem to win a prize in the raffle, if there’s a cancelled train it’s usually the one I’m meant to be on and don’t start me on last year’s holiday. On the other hand, when I think about […]


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