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The Mortgage Mole

Death to the bees
Mole is less than happy to come across the news from Yorkshire Building Society that its useless, layabout bees have been slacking off. The sheer novelty of an insect which manages to produce something you can put on toast usually makes these winged blighters above reproach but Mole sees right through their game.

The Yorkshire Building Society managed to squeeze just 20 pots of honey out its bee hives at the Bradford office, despite them having had six months to work on nothing else. The bees that is, not the Society.

To add insult to injury, the bees have refused to work in rainy conditions and have issued a bizarre list of demands including powdered sugar and fondant icing.

Mole urges the Society to stand up to these parasitic spongers lest their apathy prove contagious.

Goodbye facial friend
Hopefully all of you out there growing moustaches over the last month for Movember have unsheathed your razors and returned your upper lips to their usual state of barren, follicle-free, nakedness.

Kudos to Damian Clithero at Arc Protect who raised £1,500 for Movember over the month and brokers at London & Country (see this week’s caption picture) who have broken through the £1,000 barrier and still going strong.

Sadly the same could not be said of Mortgage Strategy’s Robert Thickett and Paul Thomas who struggled to get £40 between them.

If you still want to donate, Damian’s Mo page link is and London & Country’s team page Tachedance 2 (More Tache) is


Ex-Northern Rock treasurer Keith Currie found dead at his home

The former treasurer of Northern Rock has been found dead at his home in Newcastle. Last week, South West News Service, a news agency, reported that friends of Keith Currie, 56, said he was haunted by the bank’s collapse and could not forgive himself for failing to ensure the business had enough finance to survive. […]


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