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Mortgage Brain launches compliance events at sporting venues

Mortgage Brain is launching a series of electronic trading and compliance events in the new year at major sporting venues across the UK.

Providing a forum for introducers to discuss topical mortgage issues, Mortgage Brain&#39s free premier events will be held at various sporting locations throughout January and February 2004.

Introducers attending the events will hear industry speakers discuss the way forward for technology, compliance issues and the opportunities presented by the Mortgage Trading Exchange.

The venues include Newcastle&#39s St James&#39 Park, Manchester United&#39s Old Trafford, Tottenham Hotspur&#39s White Hart Lane and The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win some sporting prizes.

Mark Lofthouse, chief executive at Mortgage Brain, says: “These events will be a fantastic opportunity for people in the industry to hear and discuss views on issues that are important to them such as compliance – in fantastic locations. With Mortgage Day drawing ever closer it is essential introducers have access to enough information to make an informed decision about how their business will operate in the future.”

Attendees can ask questions directly to lenders, compliance partners and representatives from the industry bodies, and put their own viewpoints across too.

Anyone interested in attending can book a place online by visiting www.mbpremierevents.co.uk.

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