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And finally, Mortgage Strategy is giving cricket fans the chance to win some magnificent memorabilia thanks to PR guru John Wriglesworth.

At this year’s Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association dinner Wriglesworth bid for what he thought was a signed photo of comedian Johnny Vaughan. He decided a sizeable donation for charity would be worth it as the PR whizz is a big fan of the comedian. Imagine his disappointment when he discovered that the photo was in fact of Michael Vaughan, and signed by the former England captain himself.

Wriglesworth is teaming up with Mortgage Strategy to launch a charity auction for the picture. The lucky reader making the highest bid will take home the photo while the money paid will go to the Poppy Appeal. Bidding closes on Monday November 2.


Number of B2L deals on variable rates doubles

Legal & General’s seventh quarterly report in the Mortgage Purchase Index shows that 30% of buy-to-let deals taken out in Q3 were on variable rates, up from 13% in Q2.

Battling Darling turns on Turner

Chancellor Alistair Darling used the Confederation of British Industry Scotland annual dinner in Glasgow last month to deliver an icy blast to his chief regulator’s unfortunate views on the City of London and the financial services sector’s place in the economy.

Seeking quality in uncertain markets

By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year. Click here for full article


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