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007 joins the fight

Mole was tickled to learn that the fight to stop Lloyds TSB’s takeover of HBOS secured some last-minute celebrity backing from none other than 007, Sir Sean Connery.

The smooth-talking Scot sent a personal message of support to the Merger Action Group claiming the takeover was not in the interests of Scotland or HBOS. Although 007 could not defy the will of the UK government this time round, there’s always room for a sequel. Just think of the ad campaign: The name’s Bond. Mortgage Bond.


Buyers show interest again

Buyers began to return to the housing market in November, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reports.

Buyers on standby for bottom of market

Many prospective buyers are on standby while desperate not to miss the bottom of the housing market, claims London estate agent Cluttons.

How to cut mortgage fraud risk

Recent figures from Financial Fraud Action UK revealed a financial scam was committed, on average, every 15 seconds during the first six months of 2016, says Roy Armitage, head of credit at Lendinvest. That represents a 53 per cent rise year-on-year, with these scams coming in all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, a staggering 56 per cent of […]


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