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Speakers Profile - Eddie Hobbs

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Eddie Hobbs is best known for presenting RTE's blockbuster Rip Off Republic and RTE's double award winning personal finance series Show Me The Money. Eddie has been involved in consumer campaigning and advocacy since 1991 as a Director and Finance Spokesperson for the Consumers' Association of Ireland for which he performed a voluntary role until stepping down in 2006. In 2006 he was appointed by the Minster for Enterprise and Employment to the interim board of the new statutory National Consumer Agency. His firm FDM ltd acts as an Authorised Advisor under the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995 regulated by IFSRA and Eddie is, individually licensed as a Revenue Commissioner - approved Pensioner Trustee

He is a frequent speaker, writer and broadcaster on consumer issues, especially on personal finance, investment planning and on competition issues. He has published two Irish bestsellers, Short Hands Long Pockets on debt management and Loot! on investments. He is age 44 and is married with four children.

Some of the organisations that have benefited from Eddies Financial Talks or enjoyed his entertaining after dinner talk are: Plantronics, Lisney, BUPA, Meteor, Chamber Ireland, CIPD, Beacon Hospital, NEC Semi-conductors, SAS Radisson, Institute of Charted Accountants, Nutricia, IBM and many more.