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•”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&#39s Tracey with an e. It&#39s the posh way of spelling Tracey, if there is such a thing.” – Aifa&#39s 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.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: or tel: 0207 943 8037


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