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Mole had to stifle his laughter last week after receiving a frantic call from Lending Strategy editor John Murray.

After a slap-up lunch in London’s Oxo Tower courtesy of Kent Reliance’s Mike Lazenby, the editor extraordinaire found himself stuck in a lift for more than half an hour. Lazenby had already left the building so Murray was trapped alone until the lift started working again.

“I wasn’t worried, just bored,” Murray told Mole. “I passed the time by listing every government cock-up since Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to power. I wasn’t even quarter of the way through when I was rescued.”


Failing firms should be left to go under

Lloyds TSB’s takeover of HBOS is old news now but I’d like to say I’m in the non-interference camp. I think that if something is beyond repair we should let new businesses arise from the ashes.

Broker wins weekend in fast lane

Christopher Sealey, a broker at Ridgeway Mortgages, is the latest winner of Paymentshield’s Aston Martin Challenge.

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]


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