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Broker in space

With the news that Virgin Galactic is finally set to blast off in 2013/2014, it got Mole thinking whether this could be a future prize in Virgin Money’s Best of Virgin prize. The competition has been aimed at getting feedback from intermediaries with the help of some top quality prizes from the Virgin group – could brokers in space be the future?

In the meantime, Dave Masser from Home Matters Services in Leicester has been the lucky winner in May and will get to enjoy the earth-bound delights of a luxury three-day summer stay at Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive alpine retreat in Verbier. Nice.


Being David Cameron

Two weeks ago Mortgage Strategy’s caption competition pictured four members of public relations consultancy Wriglesworth after a recent charitable sporting endeavour.

As usual we got a number of witty responses but an entry that we received after the competition had closed deserves a special mention. Abigail Taylor from communications agency WMW sent through a caption from her colleague David Arcus but the really interesting part was the fact they had photoshopped the original caption pic and spliced our dear Prime Minister David Cameron’s face on to each of them. Freaky.


L&G plans to start housebuilding

Legal & General is formulating plans to start building homes on land it owns to help address the UK’s housing shortage. Speaking at the L&G Mortgage Club annual awards earlier this month, group executive director of protection and annuities John Pollock said the group hopes to be celebrating its mortgage club’s 21st birthday in three […]


Concern as network fails to secure PI

Kent-based network Virtual Net Europe has been unable to secure professional indemnity insurance, raising concerns about its future.

In My Opinion: In search of the middle ground

At this time of sentiment against banks that are too big to fail, there is a shift in sentiment away from the market being dominated by a few big banks and building societies. The Financial Conduct Authority has a clear competition mandate – however capital adequacy rules, amongst others, mean that new entrants find it […]


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