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MS podcasts available

Mortgage Strategy Online readers can now download podcast recordings of MS round tables debates as well as from MSTV. They can also post questions for future round tables via The Big Debate link. The next round table is on March 7 when repre-sentatives from BM Solutions, The Mortgage Works and Bank of Ireland will be discussing buy-to-let.

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Virgin broadband property facility

Propertyfinder.com is to supply Virgin Media broadband customers with an exclusive property search capability. The agreement means property-finder.com has added to its online portfolio, already being the official property portal for AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Tiscali.

The Mortgage Mole

EventfulMole is partial to a bit of apr豠ski so when a last-minute opportunity to join the Cobalt Capital ski trip to Les Gets along with fellow hacks David Prosser and Esther Shaw from the Independent, Rebecca O’Connor from The Times, freelancer Laura Brady and Strategy editor Robyn Hall came along, there was no stopping him.With […]

RPS expands distribution

Risk Placement Services, the online provider of special risk and impaired life insurance products, will now be available to advisers via Mortgage Promotions, Personal Touch and Whitechurch.The three organisations have a combined adviser base of nearly 5,000. Nick Baxter, director of Mortgage Promotions, says: “We aim to provide our directly authorised members with the best […]

UK policy: Kate Moss and short-termism

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” said supermodel Kate Moss, who is not often credited for her insights into policy making. Perhaps she should be. In politics, as in matters of diet, the course of action that is the best over the long term is often not the most desirable course of action in the short term. Add the instant gratification of the democratic electoral cycle and, instead of good policy making, you sometimes get the equivalent to a midnight binge in front of the fridge.

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