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No joke

Mole was wondering if Nationwide had considered releasing its House price Index on April 1, but delayed it until April 2, after revealing a 0.9% increase in house prices during March, much to everyone’s surprise. We were pleased to see that this was no April Fool’s joke, though.

Mole half expected to receive a telephone call from all the disgruntled ARs in the market saying they had been paid their alleged owed monies, but maybe they knew Mole would have guessed that would have been a joke.


Marketwatch 06/04/2009

Swaps fell pretty heavily. One-year swaps are now at the lowest levels I have seen since I have been writing this column and the others are almost back to their all time lows.

Griffiths should apologise for payment delay

Having read the lead news item in last week’s issue of Mortgage Strategy, I feel Network Data Holding’s chief executive Richard Griffiths should apologise for (as I see it) delaying payment of monies over and above what Network Data are entitled to.

HML to manage Scarborough Mortgage Services

Scarborough Mortgage Services is to be managed by Homeloan Management following the merger of the Scarborough and Skipton building societies this week.Clients of Scarborough Mortgage Services will continue to be serviced by existing Scarborough staff, with assets to be migrated to the HML platform at a later date.Brian Brodie, managing director of HML, says: This […]

Advice or guidance? That is the question

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) brought many benefits to the UK pension industry, but it also created an advice gap, resulting in consumers with the smallest funds struggling to access advice at a suitable price By Justin Corliss, Business Development Manager The Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) produced in March 2016 aims to remedy this, […]


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