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Five-a-side teams line up for soccer contest

This week brings further details of the teams taking part in the charity five-a-side football tournament between The Mortgage Works, eight top London brokerages and Mortgage Strategy at Wapping&#39s John Orwell Sports Centre on June 21.

The tournament, to take place just hours before England face Crotia in Euro 2004, has been split into two groups. In group one will be Chase de Vere, Square Mile Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Strategy, The Mortgage Works and Hamptons International Mortgages.

In group two there are Charcol, Towry Law, Alexander Hall, Savills Private Finance and Cobalt Capital.

Every team in each group will play against each other for 10 minutes and the winners and runners-up from each group will go through to the finals and semi-finals respectively.

A signed 2004 England shirt will be raffled on the night, plus other big prizes. Also watch out for a special competition to win a jeroboam of champagne by picking the winning team at


New landlords urged not to rush into tenancy agreements

Prospective landlords attending last weekend&#39s Invest in Property Show in London were warned that short cuts could prove costly when entering into tenancy agreements. Speaking at the buy-to-let seminar, Tim Wakelin of letting insurance specialist Letsure, pointed out that failure to take up references on prospective tenants could lead to months of unpaid rent and […]

Housing havoc predicted

Prudential is predicting a property nightmare for baby boomers who are relying on their homes to fund their retirement. A report commissioned by the Pru from Datamonitor called Equity Release in the UK suggests four million homeowners are relying on their properties to form part of their pensions in retirement and that if they all […]

West Brom hopeful on M25 B2L but lending ban stays

The buy-to-let market in London is showing signs of recovery, says West Bromwich. But despite this, it is refusing to lend on properties within the M25 with the relaunch of its buy-to-let product. Richard Early, assistant manager of credit and risk at West Brom, says: “West Brom&#39s perception of the London housing market is that […]

£2bn wasted by borrowers per annum, claims says UK mortgage borrowers waste over £2bn every year in unnecessary mortgage payments by continuing with uncompetitive interest rate products. It says advisers could reap handsome rewards by delivering these savings to their clients and that some £500m of procuration fees could be available. The company says it has recently released a &#39build your […]


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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