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Mole enjoyed a spot of brain training last week courtesy of Nationwide’s annual pub quiz. Held in a swanky pub in the City, the quiz brought together the great and the good of the industry in a titanic battle of knowledge.

Unfortunately, despite hackette Natalie Holt’s super headline-guessing skills and features editor Christine Toner’s worryingly extensive knowledge of reality talent shows, the Strategy team came a pitiful 11th out of 12. Mole has ordered the team to brush up their brain cells in time for next year’s event.


London plan faces tough challenges

In one of his first forays into the politically charged world of housing in the capital, London mayor Boris Johnson has presented a multimillion pound plan to deliver 3,000 affordable homes to kick-start his First Steps low-cost home ownership initiative.

AMI supports Turner Review

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has come out in support of the Turner Review by the Financial Services Authority.

FSA could regulate buy-to-let mortgages

Lord Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority says its Mortgage Market Review paper due in September 2009 will consider whether the FSA should regulate secured loans and buy-to-let.


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