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Straw slams Farepak for blaming HBOS

Commons leader Jack Straw has slammed shamed Farepak owner Sir Clive Thompson after he blamed the fall of the Christmas hamper firm on HBOS.

Sir Clive was quoted to have said that HBOS were hanging the firm out to dry. Straw deemed this comment shameless as Farepak were well aware of their financial difficulties even though they continued to advertise their product.

Jim Devine, MP, says Sir Clive is the unacceptable face of capitalism. Sir Clive is currently laying low in Buenos Aires.


Please make Isabelle Kassam go away and leave us alone

From Chris Gardner Why is Isabelle Kassam so bitter? Week after week she rants on about how bent this industry is. It’s getting boring. Last week she was waffling on about Shabby Abbey. Why is it shabby? Can she qualify her criticism? Her opinions are not wanted or needed. Please make her go away. Chris […]

Trustguard appoints staff

Trustguard Credit Services Ltd has appointed of six new staff members.The new faces at Trustguard are Chris Bishop, who has joined as mortgage underwriter, Jason Spice, loan relationship manager, trainee mortgage underwriters Craig Smith and Lee Sullivan and Laura Moulton and Tracy Morgan, who are appointed loan underwriters. Training of the new staff will be […]

AHIPP announces 12 location for further HIP trials

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers is now announcing an additional 12 locations where its members will be offering consumers an opportunity to purchase a pack ahead of their mandatory introduction in June next year.Over 90 local businesses, including estate agents, pack providers and home inspectors in the first six locations are supporting the […]

Lending remains robust ahead of November rate rise

Mortgage lending rose by £5.5bn in October, the latest figures from the Major British Banking Groups has revealed.Ahead of November’s 25 basis point interest rate rise, the robust lending figures were up on September’s rise of £5.3bn. Total sterling lending to the UK private sector was up by 0.9%, showing a net underlying increase of […]


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