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Letters: July/August 2018

Star letter Last month’s Head2Head asked if a broker comparison tool was a good idea. And while both sides of the argument could be seen by most, the majority were against Just like with hotels, if the accommodation ticks the boxes to fall into the five-star category, the decor might not reflect quality the same […]

Mortgage Mole: July/ August ’18

Intrepid Mole, digging up the stories behind the news. Dizzy heights Mole wonders if the peaks of the British Isles are starting to resemble a mortgage trade show after he hears of more exploits by industry professionals trooping up and down one mountain or another. If you are embarking on such a challenge, it may […]

Stuart Phillips 

Broker Focus: Stuart Phillips, director of AALTO Mortgages

We aim to amplify the voices of all intermediaries, up and down the country. This month we profile Stuart Phillips director of BrokerSense. Sum up your firm in a few sentences. AALTO Mortgages really specialises in the buy-to-let market. Having worked for an estate agent and a large independent firm, I was always drawn to the more […]


One to One: Nicola Firth, chief executive, Knowledge Bank

The challenge of changing the industry’s mind-set, the need for 360o vision, and removing the sticking points of house-buying. What’s the most important lesson you have learned since establishing Knowledge Bank? That it takes time to change the way that an industry thinks, even when you have the solution to a problem. I think our […]

Football comes home (at last)

With 57 matches played it may have been a smaller affair than FIFA’s offering, and the stadiums (Powerleague pitches being in the shadow of Wembley, if not the home of football itself) may not be as impressive as those in Russia, but the five-a-side Octane Capital Cup more than delivered its share of silky skills, […]

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Mortgage Mole: June 2018

Octane World Cup Excitement is building for the football event of the summer. The groups have been drawn and the squads are training ahead of their first games. If you haven’t guessed, it’s nearly time for the Octane Capital World Cup. Mole can’t wait to cheer on the 20 five-a-side teams when the contest takes place […]