From Roger MorrisI am writing to express my delight and offer thanks for the most well organised industry event I have had the pleasure of attending. The Mortgage Summit, held earlier this month in Jerez, Spain, added value for everyone who attended. From an em perspective, the myriad of rewards from attending have been greatly appreciated. We pride ourselves in being a forward thinking, innovate company and this opportunity to discuss out views and ideas with others in the industry, measuring standards and exchanging advice, proved to be of great significance. The fantastic setting for the event brought barriers down in a way other events of this kind have attempted to do but failed. All I can say is that the banks and suppliers who underestimated the benefits of attending such an event really missed out. The open forum debates were fantastic, especially the forum chaired by John Malone, who delivered one of the most informative seminars I have heard in a long time. It was a shame he wasn’t given longer to talk to us. Lastly and most importantly I salute Mortgage Strategy’s vision in recognising the need for such an event. Bringing esteemed associates together to present to the likes of myself and the market as a whole is inspired. Thank you again, and I await next year’s event with eager anticipation.
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