”I have never understood why people who save money are called consumers.” – Scottish Life pension guru Steve Bee.
”Over there in Westminster, we have got a whole load of Claudio Ranieris. They do tinker a lot.” – Bee on our esteemed politicians.
”I look like a Swan Vesta.” – Group 300 chief executive Chris Batten on his sunburnt bald head.
”That's Tracey with an e. It's the posh way of spelling Tracey, if there is such a thing.” – Aifa's Tracey Mullins.
”I am like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.” – Lifesearch spokesman Adam Clarke explains his predilection for gambling.
”I think I should go and study IFAs in Greece, maybe at the same time as the Olympics. Do you think I could get away with that?” – FSA managing director David Kenmir.
”Please get out of the way, we have to watch Patrick Collinson dance.” – Four female personal finance hacks at the Headlinemoney Awards.
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