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Fionnuala Earley to speak at MI conference

Mortgage Intelligence has announced the line-up for its Annual Conference on October 8 at Celtic Manor.

Nationwide, chief economist Fionnuala Earley will provide the keynote speech, looking at the current economic climate and future market predictions.

Earley joins a host of keynote speakers including Nigel Payne, managing director BMSolutions/TMB and Sally Laker, managing director of Mortgage Intelligence and Mick Cairns, head of sales of The Source.

The Nationwide group will also have an expert in a completely different field at their exhibition stand during the morning conference session.

England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton will be making a special guest appearance at the Nationwide For Intermediaries, The Mortgage Works and UCB Home Loans stand.

Sally Laker, managing director of Mortgage Intelligence, says:
“To have Fionnuala Earley take part in our conference session this year is fantastic, with her view on the economic climate in such demand it’s a real coup! And Peter Shilton I’m sure will go down a storm with our members, it’s the first time we’ve had a celebrity guest appearance on any of our exhibition stands so that in itself will be exciting to see.”


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