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Compass becomes Debt Adviser Group

Debt solutions specialist Compass Finance Group has changed its name to The Debt Advisor Group.

The company’s change of name was approved by shareholders at its annual general meeting on February 23.

The change of the company’s name has been implemented to reflect the range of products and services provided by the Group.

Mike Sutcliffe, chief executive at The Debt Advisor Group, says: “The Debt Advisor Group provides the market with a comprehensive range of debt advisory solutions.

“We believe that the new name better reflects the full gamut of what we offer and will enable us to execute the exciting new marketing initiatives we have planned for the business in 2007.

“Despite the change of name, it’s very much business as usual.”


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