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BMS widens self-cert offer

BM Solutions has gone whole of market with itsSelf-cert 90 product.

Piloted from September with a limited numberof appointed representatives, now all brokers can offer the product to clients. BMS says it will review progress over the next couple of months. Tim Hague, director of BMS, says: “Our pilot of Self-cert 90 has been really popular so I am looking forward to assessing the whole of market response.”

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