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zxdfvvdscv They say never work with children or animals but it appears the same could be said for several people in the mortgage industry. There are just some things you really can’t legislate for. Such as silly messages written on white boards. it appears someone at Mortgagematch Home Loans thought it would be funny to sneak the message “Amo stinks” onto the white board in the background of last month’s Meet the Mortgage Desk. Honestly you just can’t get the staff!!

xdfvvdsc Ever one to make a scene it was really no surprise that MD group editor Robyn Hall got a little carried away at Promise Finance’s third annual charity golf shindig in Portugal’s Parque de Florista. Hall managed to crash into Promise boss Steve Walker’s charity auction with starting bids of £1,000 for what were some rather trivial items and spoiling the fun somewhat for the assembled great and good. Some failed bids later and all Hall ended up with was a football signed by David Beckham which in his benevolence he has now decided to give away. To be in with a chance of winning this marvellous piece of footballing memorabilia simply visit the Mortgage Strategy/Mortgage Distributor stand at next month’s Mortgage Business Expo in Manchester and enter the prize draw.

xdfvvdsc And now for the shameless attempt to get Mortgage Distributor’s readers to part with some hard earned cash all in the name of charity. Esteemed editor Matt West, along with the team from Mortgage Strategy minus scaredy cat Lee Jones, is to jump out of a plane attached to (he hopes) a parachute from 13,000 ft as part The Mortgage Business’ charity fund raising event. The event takes place on May 1 so you haven’t got too long to sponsor him and all the money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation and Save the Family. Offers of support, first aid tips and donations are all welcome at


Motivational courses for advisers

Mortgage Minds is offering its staff motivational courses to boost their communication skills and improve their advisory techniques.

PTFS gets into secured loans

Personal Touch Financial Services has launched into the secured loans market through a joint venture with Promise Finance.

Bright Finance launches business website

Bright Finance has launched a business website for introducers.Bright Finance, established by Paul Hancock and Mark Cooke, now employs nearly 200 staff and processed more than 1bn in loan applications. The companys website, designed by Sheffield company Technophobia, is the first phase of its project for web-based services for introducers to Bright Finance.Paul Hancock, chairman […]

Pink unveils executive team

Pink Home Loans has unveiled its reorganised executive team which includes the appointment of Kay Leslie as network services director and Elliott Stoneham as chief operating officer. Leslie’s position will involve unifying the network by overseeing Pinks main sales activity, network development, compliance as well as the mortgage packaging operational support.Stoneham will retain overall responsibility […]

Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]


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