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•”I know what you are thinking. What does an Essex man with a Massachusetts accent know about our industry?” – International Financial Data Services chief executive Charles Eppinger speaking to a conference audience.

•”We are going to send out 1.7 million pieces of paper with cherubs on, plus only another 700,000 each year, probably on the week of the next postal strike. It is a frightening thought.” – Pima chairman John Brasington on child trust funds.

•”A 21-year-old in a G-string is unlikely to get principal status from the FSA.” – Prudential national mortgage club manager John Malone bemoans the high levels of sleaze at last week&#39s Mortgage Expo.

•”I&#39m always monosyllabic but normally a lot louder.” – Quill PR Roddi Vaughan-Thomas.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

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