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Mortgage Mole: Sun, sea and Mortgage Strategy

Sun, sea and Mortgage Strategy

With the UK experiencing a major heatwave last week, Mole was pleased to see Lyons Finance adviser Gareth Norris enjoying his copy of Mortgage Strategy in style on Brighton beach.

And Mole has top tips for anyone thinking of following Gareth’s example is your print copy of Mortgage Strategy can also be employed as a makeshift sun hat or used to wrap up fish and chips.

Thanks for the inspiration, Gareth!

Support at Sandown

Lindon-Travers

Mole was heartened to hear of the success of a recent charity race day at Sandown Park organised by Lindon-Travers Associates principal James Lindon-Travers (above, left, with Bruce Raymond [centre] and James Lindon-Travers Jr).

The event saw 220 of the mortgage market’s finest turn out to raise money and celebrate the life of James’ son, George, who tragically passed away in 2013. The race day raised a stonking £31,000 for some of the charities and institutions that helped George during his life, including Disability Challengers, Walton Leigh School and White Lodge Centre.

Mole hears a good time was had by all and James senior has already had 14 firm offers to buy a table for next year’s event.

Club class

Mole hears that one of the industry’s favourite charities, Shelter, has enjoyed a boost from L&G recently.

Earlier this month, L&G Mortgage Club’s awards event raised more than £4,000 for the charity. The bash, held at the Guildhall in the City of London, went down a storm with all guests.

But L&G’s efforts don’t stop there. Mole gathers the firm has been quietly running a programme with Shelter to provide homeless people with essential household items, such as cutlery and plates, for when they move into a new home.

Finally, brokers who use L&G Mortgage Club can opt to sign up to the firm’s ‘Brokering Change’ partnership and donate part of their procuration fee to Shelter.

Mole is proud to shower his weekly witterings on such a bighearted industry.

Separated at birth

(Left) Stewart Hunter of Holmesdale Building Society

(Below) National treasure Sir David AttenboroughHunter-Stewart

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