Sepang in Malaysia hosted round five of the A1 Grand Prix series.On the first day of qualifying, the series organisers declared all the qualifying sessions ‘wet’. This seemed to favour Switzerland as they took pole position for the first race. The team managed to grab pole by nearly a second from France. This was the first pole position for Switzerland and it looked like we were in for a good race. Maybe Switzerland would be the team to finally challenge the dominance of the French. The first race of the day saw a close fight for the lead for 15 nail-biting laps. Eventually, France took the win from Switzerland, but at least this time they had to work for it. This is the eighth win for France this season and they look like they are going to be untouchable for the remainder of the season. Team France now leads the championship by 28 points. It looks as though France have the A1 Grand Prix series wrapped up but you never know what can happen in motor sport – everything can change around in one weekend. The next stop on the A1 Grand Prix calendar is the Grand Prix circuit in Dubai. As for us, we are about to start our winter test programme and I am still working on obtaining sponsors and commercial partners for next year. For more information please contact Mortgage Strategy. Win this fantastic luxury hamper worth 200 courtesy of our friends at MortgageStream. All you have to do to win this prize is work out which song and artist each of the lines below come from and then email your answers to the usual address. This week’s teasersIt’s a treacherous thingSome day, some day, some day, dominionPot the red and, screw backLast week’s winner: Jennie Flowerdew, Mortgage Express”I bet your mama was a Tent Show Queen”- Brown sugar, Rolling Stones. “Cause it was us baby, way before then” – Keep on loving you, REO Speedwagon. “All veils and misty” – Mistify, INXSEmail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org Standard Terms & Conditions apply
Lighthouse Group is launching the next stage in the development of its specialist mortgage and protection services. The offering sees Lighthouse which is an established national IFA launching its own panel of lenders including high street names such as Abbey, Halifax, Nationwide and Northern Rock, and still maintaining a strategic link to The Scottish Provident […]
Paragon Mortgages says yields generated by residential property investors have been relatively stable over the past quarter, remaining steady at around 6.5% since July.John Heron, managing director of Paragon Mortgages, says: “Yields seem to have stabilised in the past quarter, after some easing earlier in the year. “This is clearly good news for landlords with […]
GE Life has slashed its lifetime mortgage rate from 6.25% to 5.89%.The cut is GE Life’s third since May when it dropped its rate from 7.19% to 6.69%. Since then a number of providers have followed suit, increasing value for customers and taking lifetime mortgage rates even closer to their standard mortgage counterparts.Simon Little, marketing […]
Mortgage Protection UK has been wound up, owing hundreds of pounds in commission. Earlier this month Mortgage Strategy reported that the insurance provider owed Inglenook Financial Services over 300 in unpaid commission and had previously been under fire for owing several thousand pounds to brokerages across the country. Alan Campbell, proprietor of Inglenook, says: “Unbelievable. […]
A report from the Centre for the Modern Family out last week presents some interesting — and perhaps rather worrying — findings.
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