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Gross lending figures for this year are likely to disappoint and we are probably going to have to wait beyond 2011 for any good news in this
regard. And the prize for stating the obvious goes to Bank of England


HEROES OF THE WEEK are Barclays, Coventry, Accord and Santander, which have done a great a job supporting mortgage brokers in 2010 as others have stepped back. It’s always great to see lenders valuing the intermediary sector.


VILLAIN OF THE WEEK is myself for being nasty to poor lenders, central bankers and politicians week after week. They all do their best. I have come down hard on some firms over the last year but things have been difficult for everyone in the industry.







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