The Mortgage Solutions News Quiz

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of the week's events with this quick quiz. And please keep us updated on your scores in the comments box below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which international economic figure is facing questioning over allegations of embezzlement and fraud?
    • A. 

      Bank of England governor Mervyn King

    • B. 

      International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

    • C. 

      European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

  • 2. 
    Where did a dodgy British will-writer turn up this week and what did he claim was his name?
    • A. 

      Australia; Gary Lewis

    • B. 

      Canada; Nigel Farage

    • C. 

      Canada; Gary Barton

  • 3. 
    Who warned Europe it was facing a “decade of stagnation”?
    • A. 

      Ex-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi

    • B. 

      Bank of Canada director Mark Carney

    • C. 

      Eurovision Song Contest presenter Graham Norton

  • 4. 
    How far did Irish gross mortgage lending plummet after the government withdrew tax reliefs for new borrowers?
    • A. 

      By 25%

    • B. 

      By 60%

    • C. 

      By 70%

  • 5. 
    Which challenger bank plans to launch in Scotland in June?
    • A. 

      Metro Bank

    • B. 

      Aldermore

    • C. 

      Bank of Mum and Dad

  • 6. 
    How many Bank of Ireland customers gained a reprieve from the interest rate hike this week?
    • A. 

      1,200

    • B. 

      13,500

    • C. 

      7

  • 7. 
    What did pro-Scottish independence campaigners describe the UK government's report on independence and financial services as?
    • A. 

      A pile of pish

    • B. 

      Very interesting

    • C. 

      A hasty rewrite

  • 8. 
    Who described the Help to Buy scheme as a "bubble” followed by a “desert”?
    • A. 

      UK Chancellor George Osborne

    • B. 

      Council of Mortgage Lenders chief Paul Smee

    • C. 

      Mayor of London Boris Johnson

  • 9. 
    What did housing minister Mark Prisk suggest landlords needed to do to comply with his proposed immigration regulations?
    • A. 

      Check their tenant's passport

    • B. 

      Stamp their tenant's passport

    • C. 

      All of the above, plus questioning

  • 10. 
    Which musical did MP Richard Bacon quote to describe  the self-build market?
    • A. 

      Oliver; "It's a hard-knock life for us"

    • B. 

      Les Mis: "There is a castle on a cloud"

    • C. 

      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; “When it’s depressing, it’s a blessing”