the mortgage mole

DIGGING THE DIRT IN THE MORTGAGE WORLD…

LEND A HAND

Mole is pleased to support the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ campaign to help the stricken people of Haiti.

Following the devastating earthquake last month the CML’s chosen charity, Habitat for Humanity, is running an appeal for donations to support its work in the aftermath. The CML has been supporting Habitat for Humanity for a number of years and at its annual dinner last December raised more than £8,450 for the charity.

To help, go to www.cml.org.uk or www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk.

RUDE READ
Typos are an unfortunate fact of life in publishing but Mole was tickled particularly pink by a sensitive example on one website recently.

Cambridge Building Society’s site features a mortgage section in which it displays its rates. On the left are two deals in its variable range. But
unfortunately, while it was aiming for ’Variable rate mortgages with two-year discount’, what it ended up with was ’Variable rate mortgages with two-year disocunt’. Charming.

MEANINGFUL
You may have noticed that Mole has a new motto at the top of this page. The old one – Moderation is something of which we know nothing, excess is the only way to travel – was getting a little long in the tooth.

So we have a new motto for a new era courtesy of Beth Murray, Latin expert at PR agency Wriglesworth. The first reader to figure out what it means gets a box of chocolates. Send your entries to robert.thickett@centaur.co.uk.