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CAN YOU HAVE A POP TO WIN THIS BOTTLE OF MIGHTY FINE CHAMPAGNE?

Grant Shapps gets a grilling, presumably about the housing market

Can you put the boot in to your nearest and dearest to win this delectable bottle of bubbly? In addition, competition sponsor Tiuta will donate £100 to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Submit a witty caption for the photo above and you will be automatically entered into our prize draw. Remember, the funnier it is, the more likely you are to win. What are you waiting for? Email only printable captions to mortgage.strategy@centaur.co.uk

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January saw two pieces of overwhelmingly positive news from brokers via their distribution partners. Research from The Mortgage Alliance revealed that 86% of the respondents surveyed expect business volumes to rise in 2011. Legal & General’s Advisor Confidence Index for Q4 2010 also indicated that 85% of advisers predict business will improve or at least […]

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