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Trade bodies deserve a trade body to represent them

From Chris Fleetwood

As the number of trade bodies increases, it’s time some thought was given to providing an umbrella organisation that could represent all the trade bodies in the mortgage market.

All the organisations that do so much to help brokers and lenders deserve a trade body for themselves, to represent their needs.

With trade bodies springing up for every portion of the market from mortgages and loans to equity release for both lenders and brokers, it seems only right that trade bodies should be afforded the same opportunity.

I welcome correspondence from interested parties who would like to get involved and help put something back to support our trade bodies.

Chris Fleetwood

Paradigm Consulting

By email

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