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Reality TV

Mole hears that the BBC is to air a new drama in June based on the financial crisis. Titled Freefall, it views the sub-prime crisis through the eyes of borrowers, bankers and brokers, and charts how a decade of excess ended.

Dominic Cooper, who starred in Mamma Mia and The History Boys, plays Dave, a salesman who sells sub-prime mortgages. The character has a turbulent relationship with his girlfriend Sam, played by Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud fame.

Of course, Harding has had real life exposure to the sub-prime business world. Mole attended an infamous BM Solutions bash in 2005 in which Girls Aloud performed at the top of the Gherkin building in the City for a well known executive’s 40th. Those were the days.


Woolwich to increase lending by £5.5bn in 2009

Barclays has revealed today that it plans to increase its mortgage lending by £5.5bn in 2009, as part of its plans to lend an additional £11bn to UK households and businesses.

Make the most of your online pressence

As the financial crisis deepens, it is crucial to maximise the efficiency of your business. Consumers are valuing advice more than ever and your firm’s success will lie in your ability to continue building productive relationships.

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]


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