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Mortgage Mole: From Jamie With Love

From Jamie With Love

Who will be the next James Bond? The mortgage industry may not be the first port of call when searching for a candidate but one person is clearly preparing for a phonecall from the producer.


A Twitter picture from last week (right) shows Precise Mortgages national sales manager Jamie Pritchard doing his best impression of our favourite spy. Clearly the Welsh wonder believes that, in order to provide slick service, one needs a slick look.

As such, Mole has been trying to give the Bond franchise a mortgage-tinged feel. How about “Buy another day”?

Mole will get his coat.

Run for Her Money

While Mole is running away from terrible puns, Leeds Building Society financial control manager Paula Shann has been running for an altogether more noble reason.

On Sunday, Paula ran the Great North Run for the ninth consecutive year and was raising funds on behalf of Wakefield Hospice.

She says: “I keep going back year after year because it is such a great event to take part in. The whole course is lined by supporters offering encouragement. It’s also amazing to see the many weird and wonderful costumes that people wear each year.”

Well done, Paula.



Aegon to quit ABI

Aegon is to leave the Association of British Insurers at the end of the year in a bid to lobby “direct to the Government and regulators”. It follows Legal & General which quit the insurers’ trade body last year, believing it could lobby more effectively alone. Aegon chief executive Adrian Grace says: “Aegon has enjoyed […]


FPC ‘increasingly likely’ to get BTL powers

The Financial Policy Committee is “increasingly likely” to receive additional powers over the buy-to-let market after official figures show the sector is continuing to grow, according to Capital Economics. Figures published last week by the Bank of England and FCA show buy-to-let lending grew by 18.5 per cent year-on-year from £7bn in the second quarter of […]

Andy Haldane

Bank of England raises prospect of rate cut

The Bank of England may need to cut interest rates in order to prop up UK growth, chief economist Andy Haldane has warned. In a speech to the Portadown Chamber of Commerce in Northern Ireland today, Haldane said the case for raising rates is “some way from being made”, before raising the prospect of a […]

Lynda Blackwell FCA

FCA: ‘Lenders increasingly using transitional arrangements’

Lenders are increasingly using the transitional arrangements written into the MMR to stop borrowers becoming trapped, says the FCA. The transitional arrangements have been a hot topic of late and lenders have come under fire for their reluctance to use them. They allow lenders to waive affordability checks for borrowers who may be trapped under […]


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