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Pink to hold AR conference

Pink Home Loans is to hold its first annual appointed representatives sales conference on February 8 next year. The conference will host an array of guest speakers who will be sharing their views on topical issues. There will also be presentations from Pink and networking to share ideas will be encouraged. The conference will be held in Birmingham and all Pink’s ARs are invited.

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