Heroes & Villains


Hero of the week is Abbey for Intermediaries, which no longer requires evidence of six months’ rent in savings when it comes to let-to-buy cases. This is a sensible move that should make life much easier for brokers.


Villain of the week is Moneysupermarket, whose press release informed the world that 90% of the best deals are only available direct. Its retraction was even even worse, as it realised brokers would boycott its leads.