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A photo finish for West Bromwich mortgage customers

The free portrait will be offered to customers who complete a mortgage application form at the society&#39s Leicester branch

Maz Mashru has built a world-wide reputation in the photographic industry for his creativity, excellence and ability to create art through a lens.

This has led to him to winning numerous accolades and awards, gaining him the reputation as one of the top Asian wedding and portraiture photographers in the world.

Diana, Princess of Wales, Sir Trevor McDonald, Betty Boothroyd, Lord Sainsbury, Michael Hesseltine and Robin Cook are just some of the many

people who have commissioned portraits by the photographer.

If the six-month pilot promotion is successful, the society has plans to launch the idea across other West Brom branches.


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