Mole thought things couldn\'t get any worse for the industry until he heard the latest news about Halifax. The most annoying man on television, Howard, is apparently in the process of buying a second house which will set him back £1m.

While many HBOS employees face redundancy following the Lloyds TSB rescue, the singing ‘star’ is clearly flush after years of annoying us. Mole’s off to the karaoke bar.