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High Street Home Loans launches online Monopoly League

High Street Home Loans is organising the mortgage industry&#39s first ever online Monopoly League, with the winner and partner celebrating with a Caribbean holiday cruise worth more than £2,000.

Gary Forrest, managing director of High Street Home Loans, says: “Monopoly is probably the UK&#39s favourite Christmas afternoon family game – everybody has played it at some time. Now it&#39s time to find out who in the mortgage industry knows their Angel from their Water Works.”

Fifteen regional heats are being staged around the country, starting with Glasgow on Tuesday 11th February and Durham on Thursday 13th February.

Forrest says: “The objective is to be the player with the greatest net wealth. Totals will be entered into a league table, with the top six players at the end of the heats being invited to the grand final at Mortgage Strategy Live at Olympia on 13 May.”

“High Street Home Loans has built something of a reputation for trying to inject a little fun into the industry. Brokers, packagers and intermediaries will be made more than welcome at the heats up and down the country.”

Entry is free and registration forms are available from High Street Home Loans by phoning 0191 260 4500 and at


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