Mortgage Mole: Worth the weight

Worth the weight


A big ‘well done’ to Countrywide corporate business operations director Paul Hunt, who successfully ran the Dublin Marathon last week to raise money for Isabel Hospice.

Mole understands that Paul is proud of the weight loss he’s achieved during training, as shown in these ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos.


Congratulations, Paul.

Donations can be made here:

Alcohol free

Mole doffs his cap to Legal & General Mortgage Club’s Jeremy Duncombe, who has successfully completed Sober October.

Mole appreciates how difficult such an endeavour is for any member of the mortgage community and it seems the market recognises it too because Duncombe has succeeded in raising £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

If any other Mortgage Strategy readers would like to say ‘well done’ or to donate, Jeremy’s fundraising page is still live at:

Monthly growth figures

After Sober October, of course, we are straight into Movember.

But Mole’s spies at Coreco Group inform him that certain members of the firm have clearly made a sneaky headstart and are sporting some magnificent face furniture.


Mole is greatly impressed by the luxuriant example above, as well as by its owner’s uncanny resemblance to Wagner Moura’s character, Pablo Escobar, from the current Netflix series Narcos.

Inside track

mole-4It’s come as little surprise to Mole that Investec’s Peter Izard has been selected to represent rail passengers as part of a constituency group providing feedback on Southern Railways’ services.

Izard’s commuting troubles continued last week when his one-hour journey took 3.5 hours due to problems on the track. He was met with this scene at Haywards Heath Station.

We feel your pain, Peter!