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“I am available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and funerals. Without compliance as well so I can even be a bit risque.”

Fidelity sales director Steve Hutton

“Don’t I look good? I emailed a link to my mum but it doesn’t compare with her achievement last week as she was on Radio 4’s Gardener’s World.”

Hamptons’ Jonathan Cornell tells of the joys of life soon after making his debut on MoneyMarketing TV.

“My presentation is going to be a bit like me. Well, it might not be ugly but it certainly will be short.”

Investco Perpetual regional sales manager Nigel Middleton

“I won’t be putting in for his collection.”

Syndaxi Financial Planning’s Robert Reid on hearing of John Tiner’s resignation.


FSA to force lenders to justify increases to exit fees

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Chadborn slams scare tactics of PPI chasers

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Halifax retention scheme criticised

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