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C&G unveils the greatest footy save of all time

Mortgage and savings provider Cheltenham & Gloucester has conducted a poll of 2,500 football fans to find out the greatest save in the history of the game.

Top place was taken by English legend Gordon Banks for his stunning stop from Pele&#39s header made during the England v Brazil World Cup quarter final in 1970.

Second place in the survey went to Colombian custodian Rene Higuita for his audacious &#39scorpion&#39 back-flip at Wembley in a friendly with England in 1996.

And third in the poll was Peter Schmeichel for a save against Rene Wagner of Rapid Vienna in a Champions league fixture.

Rick Hunkin, C&G&#39s director of savings, says: “There are some good saves in the top 10 from legendary goalkeepers. Fabien Barthez&#39s recent penalty save from David Beckham will be one at the forefront of every Englishman&#39s mind for sometime to come. C&G&#39s current best save is the C&G bonus tracker which pays up to 4.70 gross.”


1. Gordon Banks (ENGLAND v Brazil, 1970)

2. Rene Higuita (COLOMBIA v England, 1996)

3. Peter Schmeichel (MANCHESTER UTD v Rapid Vienna, 1996)

4. David Seaman (ARSENAL v Sheffield Utd, 2003)

5. Fabien Barthez (FRANCE v England, 2004)

6. Jim Montgomery (SUNDERLAND v Leeds Utd, 1973)

7. Lev Yashin (USSR v Hungary, 1966)

8. Peter Shilton (ENGLAND v West Germany, 1985)

9. David Seaman (ENGLAND v Finland, 2001)

10. Francesco Toldo (ITALY v Netherlands, 2000)


Kensington appoints sales development manager

Kensington Mortgages has appointed Frank Bennett as sales development manager for the West Midlands and Mid Wales region. Bennett joins Kensington from Mortgages PLC where he was an area sales manager. Bennett has worked in the mortgage sector since 1977 holding various positions within the industry, including with a number of building societies and specialist lenders. 

Major lenders verify Mortgage Brain data

Mortgage Brain says that its mortgage product data is now verified for accuracy by three-quarters of the lending industry in the UK, Mortgage Brain delivered its product verification system, which enables lenders to proactively verify their product information on its mortgage sourcing system, in January 2003. The firm says since its launch introducers and lenders […]

Nationwide implements Experian&#39s Consumer Indebtedness Index

Nationwide has implemented the Consumer Indebtedness Index from Experian as an additional aid to help tackle consumer indebtedness. The CII has been developed as an aid to responsible lending and is being used by Nationwide to improve the quality of its credit granting decisions. It is designed to help identify individuals who may currently be […]

FSA consults on discounts

In its consultation paper CP04/9: Periodic and Application Fees for Mortgage Business and General Insurance Broking, the FSA says it is proposing to implement, from 2005-2006, a discount for firms that fall into multiple fee blocks but only carry out limited amounts of business in some of those blocks. The minimum income band is £100,000 […]

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?


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