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Keith Street joins CML executive committee

Keith Street, head of Kensington, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Street says it’s a real honour to join the CML executive committee, particularly now at such an important time for the industry.

He says: “So much has changed over the past few years, and while we are certainly on the path to recovery, there is still much more to do.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to help shape that recovery, both through the CML, and the work that we are doing at Kensington.

“It’s not just intermediaries who need a strong mortgage sector. We owe it to our customers to build an industry that is able to provide home funding for people with a diverse range of circumstances in a responsible and sustainable way.”


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