MIS-selling, The 1980s And Skipton: The Mortgage Solutions News Quiz 30 Aug 2013

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News Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said, “I lived in the country in the late ‘80s”?
    • A. 

      George Osborne

    • B. 

      Mark Carney

    • C. 

      Antony Jenkins

  • 2. 
    Communication was the top adviser skill valued by clients, according to a survey. What was the least rated?
    • A. 

      Strong technical knowledge

    • B. 

      Acting with integrity

    • C. 

      Low fees

  • 3. 
    On what will Skipton Building Society now lend?
    • A. 

      Flats over five storeys high

    • B. 

      Basements with swimming pools

    • C. 

      Ex-council terraced houses

  • 4. 
    What proportion of brokers report slowing protection sales this summer?
    • A. 

      23%

    • B. 

      42%

    • C. 

      54%

  • 5. 
    Why has the Advertising Standards Authority banned a Money Boomerang mis-selling ad?
    • A. 

      It included the words, “So sue me motherf**ker”

    • B. 

      The actor mumbled the terms and conditions

    • C. 

      It exaggerated possible pay outs

  • 6. 
    What, according to the Personal Finance Society, annoys advisers the most?
    • A. 

      Clients cancelling appointments

    • B. 

      Claims management companies

    • C. 

      The cost of regulation

  • 7. 
    Which lender came second in the mortgage lending table this year?
    • A. 

      Barclays

    • B. 

      Nationwide

    • C. 

      The Co-operative

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is most likely to put house hunters off a property?
    • A. 

      Mice

    • B. 

      A notorious former occupant

    • C. 

      Bad smells

  • 9. 
    The network Sesame lost £9.3m in 2012. How much did it lose in 2011?
    • A. 

      £2.4m

    • B. 

      £6.7m

    • C. 

      It made a profit

  • 10. 
    According to Mark Carney, what is “not so special”?
    • A. 

      Saffron’s Special Situations range

    • B. 

      The increase in mortgage lending

    • C. 

      The US-UK relationship