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Leads for less than bus ticket is slashing minimum bid prices to as little as 3 across five of its mortgage brands.

The deal applies to remortgage, house purchase and buy-to-let leads in selected territories across the UK.

Simon Williams, head of business development at, says the firm hopes to help brokers that are struggling as a result of the changing market.

He says: “Our philosophy has always been to listen to our brokers and help them build their businesses. This is important to us.

“It’s a challenge, especially in a rapidly changing market, but these price changes show our commitment to helping brokers in testing times.”


Choose booze

Mole’s never been one for maths but you can buy him a beer on these sums any day. If you had purchased 1,000 worth of Northern Rock shares a year ago they would be worth 4.95 today. With HBOS, the same amount invested earlier this month would now be worth 16.50.

Educational surveys members on mutual status

One of the last of the Irish mutuals, the Educational Building Society (EBS), is asking its members if they agree with what it terms its longstanding commitment to mutuality, and whether the society should maintain that status.

Small firms feel the pinch too

The past few months have seen a steady flow of redundancy ann-ouncements from major housebuilders and financial services companies affected by the credit crunch, such as mortgage lenders and credit card issuers.


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