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Tony Murtagh wins Kylie tickets

Edeus CEO Michael Bolton’s £4,500 bid to win front row tickets to a Kylie concert was knocked off the top spot last week just a day before the auction closed.

A £10,000 bid from The Money Group’s managing director Tony Murtagh is more than double Bolton’s offer.

The tickets to see the Australian singer perform at Wembley arena on Friday January 5 are being auctioned off to the highest bidder by Solent Mortgage Services in association with Mortgage Strategy on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.


UCB Home Loans relaxes buy-to-let lending criteria

UCB Homeloans has made several changes to its buy-to-let products.It will now consider houses of multiple occupancy on a single assured shorthold tenancy agreement, providing they are single dwellings, let to four tenants or less. UCB will also allow lettings to companies, housing associations and local authorities.As well as the buy-to-let enhancements, UCB are withdrawing […]

Leeds raises £10,300 for Children in Need

Leeds raised £10,300 last Friday for the 2006 BBC Children in Need appeal.Karen Wint, head of marketing and PR at the society, says: “Last year we raised £5,158, which we thought would take some beating, so to have doubled that amount this year really is magnificent. “It is especially impressive when you consider that we […]

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PPI is becoming too hot for brokers to handle

From Simon Burgess I’ve criticised the Financial Services Authority and other bodies in the past for producing a stream of review documents and not doing anything tangible to address the payment protection insurance mis-selling situation. But its recent 445,000 fine of does show it has some teeth. The FSA investigation found the firm failed […]


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