Mortgage Mole: It’s a Funny Old Game


It’s a funny old game 

Early August: for some this means a family holiday away, topping up your tan or spending the long evenings in a beer garden. For millions of people around the country, however, it means the start of the football season.

Just one week in and scandal is already emerging (cue Jose Mourinho and ‘Medic-gate’), plus the usual bickering between managers old enough to know better.

But that has not stopped the mortgage industry from getting into the spirit and ushering in another nine months of the beautiful game. For those of you who take part in fantasy football, you can pit your managerial skills against those of your peers because Crystal Specialist Finance has created a league. 

Mortgage Strategy editor Paul Thomas has entered and the word is he is “feeling confident”, so this is a perfect opportunity to knock him off his perch. Get in touch with the Crystal team if you’re up for the challenge.

Elsewhere, Darlington Building Society has used the start of the new football season as a way to launch a PR campaign. A press release last week read: “While Darlington Football Club can only dream of being top of the league for now, Darlington Building Society has achieved that remarkable feat.

“The society, which is the UK’s 21st largest building society with assets in excess of £530m, currently has the best two-year discount mortgage available in the country, according to independent financial database company Moneyfacts.”

Maybe The Quakers could pick up some useful tips from their building society namesake.