Thieves, Tax Dodgers And Divorcees: The Mortgage Solutions News Quiz 9 June 2013

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 15

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Test your knowledge of the week's events with this quick quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who has the British Bankers’ Association recruited to its board?
    • A. 

      Bob Diamond

    • B. 

      Sir Hector Sants

    • C. 

      Stephen Hester

  • 2. 
    HM Revenue and Customs has released a ‘most wanted’ list of tax evaders. How many of the 20 tax dodgers on last year’s list have been caught?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Seventeen

  • 3. 
    Critical illness cover turns thirty this week. What was it originally called?
    • A. 

      Bedside Bonus

    • B. 

      Dread Disease

    • C. 

      Sickly Savings

  • 4. 
    A mortgage adviser was found guilty of stealing from a house due for repossession. What did he steal?
    • A. 

      The piano

    • B. 

      The lighting fixtures

    • C. 

      The kitchen

  • 5. 
    According to a Prudential report, what proportion of people retiring in 2013 have been divorced?
    • A. 

      23%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      40%

  • 6. 
    A mystery shopper called a property developer to ask if they could rent out a Help to Buy home bought in their daughter’s name before selling it. How did the sales operator respond?
    • A. 

      “That’s fine”

    • B. 

      “That’s fraud”

    • C. 

      "Are bills included?"

  • 7. 
    A Post Office study found the average homeowner has to wait 14 years before moving house. How long was the wait in the 1960s?
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Three years

    • C. 

      Nine and a half years

  • 8. 
    What did Bank of England governor Mark Carney admit to being personally struck by?
    • A. 

      The all-male Monetary Policy Committee

    • B. 

      His awesome new office

    • C. 

      George Osborne's trust fund

  • 9. 
    Home builder Bellway has seen a 27% rise in reservations this year. How many reservations were based in London?
    • A. 

      A third

    • B. 

      A quarter

    • C. 

      A fifth

  • 10. 
    Who will star in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s upcoming advertising campaign?
    • A. 

      Benedict Cumberbatch

    • B. 

      Kerry Katona

    • C. 

      Cheryl Cole