Hero of the week is The Mortgage Works for launching a number of new prime and buy-to-let products. It is great to see innovation back in vogue. This is the latest in a series of good product changes it has made.
Villain of the week is former Monetary Policy Committee member David Blanchflower for calling on the Bank of England governor Mervyn King to resign. It’s a shame private comments were made public but we need an experienced governor.