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Zurich to hold roadshows in summer

Throughout the summer, the Zurich Mortgage Network and Zurich Advice Network will be joining forces to hold a series of roadshows for members, designed to help advisers andintermediaries find out more about potential business opportunities inadvance of Mortgage Day.

Topics covered will include regulation, distribution and the Zurich mortgage proposition.

The national roadshows take place between June 28 and August 4 at locations from St Albans to Glasgow to Belfast. Spaces are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Richard Coulson, director of Zurich Mortgage Network, says: “This is a great opportunity for the management and members of ZMN and ZAN to get together informally and address the issues that really matter to all intermediaries today. These roadshows have been very well received in the past and we anticipate a sell out again this year.”


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