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The Mortgage Mole


  • BURNT OFFERING The Mortgage Business Expo has had its fair share of attention-grabbing exhibits over the years.
  • Pole dancers, men dressed as sexy nurses and racing cars are no stranger to the event.

So Mole was wondering what treats this year would have in store. Walking through the Expo on Thursday, Mole was surprised to see smoke signals in the distance and wondered if this was a new creative way for lenders to attract brokers to their stand.

But he soon realised that a broken light had fallen on Northern Rock’s stand, setting it alight.

Unfortunately for the lender, the fire burnt a big hole in its stand, which had to be covered up with some of its anti-dual pricing posters. Obviously, it’s mortgages are too hot to handle.

BLUE NOTE As a Liverpool Football Club fan Mole has had a tough couple of months, so he was tickled to hear about fellow red Richard Hurst’s recent carryings on at a gig in a pub.

The Charlbury Group director attended the gig on the day Liverpool managed to beat Premiership leaders Chelsea after a dire start to the season.

So overwhelmed was Hurst, that despite being surrounded by Chelsea fans he offered to donate £50 to a local children’s charity if the band played Liverpool anthem You’ll never walk alone.

The band complied and as Hurst belted out the number, one of his friends, a die-hard blue, hid in the bathroom until it was over.

“I guess that with the season we’re having you have to make the most of any victories,” a delighted Hurst told Mole.



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