Intrepid Mole, digging up the stories behind the news
The eyes have it
Congratulations to the eagle-eyed broker who spotted an uncanny similarity in the mortgage market this week.
The inquisitive intermediary notes that Private Finance director Shaun Church may well have been separated at birth from famous Irish actor Cillian Murphy.
Mole presents the evidence below and invites his readership to judge for themselves.
Mole spent last Thursday nursing a delicate disposition after the CML dinner the night before.
And what a night it was – dinner, entertainment, edible perfume, and of course karaoke.
Pictured are members of the industry getting into the swing of things, although unaware that their rendition of ‘Summer Lovin’ was being recorded. Mole is always there to find these things out, rest assured.
Avid readers of Mole – which we’re sure you all are – will remember your furry scribe wrote about how OneSavings Bank sales director Adrian Moloney claims to do an uncanny impression of Mortgages for Business chief executive David Whittaker.
Now Mole hears that David has thrown down the gauntlet and asked to hear the impression – in person.
Rumours that David has been spotted dusting off some of his old military training in preparation for the rendition are still unconfirmed at the time of going to press.
On the cards
You’ve heard of Top Trumps – but now the industry has its very own game, Prop Trumps.
The eMoov team has drawn up a list of property figures and has made a satirical card game using avatars loosely based around each candidate.
EMoov’s very own Russell Quirk, or Russell Smirk, makes an appearance with a score of 100 in both ego and moral fibre.
“Naturally, this is not true of the man himself… His ego stretches far beyond 100 points,” eMoov notes.
The cards can be printed out at emoov.co.uk/proptrumps, or eMoov can print a deck for you and donate the money to Hope for Children.