First-time Buyers And Eric Pickles: The Mortgage Solutions Quiz 31 May 2013

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First-time Buyers And Eric Pickles: The Mortgage Solutions Quiz 31 May 2013

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What or who did MPs describe as ‘ineffective and timid’, and why?
    • A. 

      George Osborne; not making deeper cuts

    • B. 

      The Office of Fair Trading; failing to take action on payday lenders

    • C. 

      The Council of Mortgage Lenders; opposing the return of 110% mortgages

  • 2. 
    The Office for National Statistics added satisfaction with accommodation to its national wellbeing measure. What did it drop?
    • A. 

      Trust in Parliament

    • B. 

      Hot tub ownership

    • C. 

      Commuting time

  • 3. 
    Which country did the Homeowners Alliance warn Britain could resemble if Stamp Duty was not reformed?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Belgium

    • C. 

      North Korea

  • 4. 
    Who is opposing Essex Council’s first-time buyer mortgage scheme?
    • A. 

      UKIP

    • B. 

      UK Uncut

    • C. 

      Gordon Brown

  • 5. 
    What deal did Virgin Money reveal this week?
    • A. 

      A three-year fix at 4.85% up to 100% LTV

    • B. 

      A two-year fix at 4.65% up to 80% LTV plus chance to win a trip to space

    • C. 

      A two-year fix at 4.75% up to 90% LTV

  • 6. 
    Communities and local government chief Eric Pickles has publicly criticised Welsh politician Ann Jones’ housing regulation campaign. What demand was he so angry about?
    • A. 

      Introducing fines for rude estate agents

    • B. 

      Forcing builders to include free gnomes with purchases

    • C. 

      Including anti-fire sprinklers in new homes

  • 7. 
    What percentage of cases handled by the Financial Ombudsman concern independent financial advisers?
    • A. 

      86%

    • B. 

      1%

    • C. 

      52%

  • 8. 
    According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, which of the following areas saw the greatest rise in first-time buyers?
    • A. 

      Scotland

    • B. 

      Wales

    • C. 

      London

  • 9. 
    By how much does the British Chambers of Commerce expect the UK economy to grow this year?
    • A. 

      4.2%

    • B. 

      0.9%

    • C. 

      It won't

  • 10. 
    Which BBC programme has invited Sir Mervyn King as a participant?
    • A. 

      The Apprentice

    • B. 

      Top Gear

    • C. 

      Desert Island Discs

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