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Devon adviser wins MS wine dra

Jan O’Neil, a mortgage broker from Devon-based Real Mortgages, is the lucky winner of a case of wine as part of Mortgage Strategy’s near-prime poll.

The poll was launched to gauge brokers’ attitudes to near-prime and everyone who took part last month was entered into a competition to win a case of fine wine.

Mortgage Strategy editor Robert Thickett says: “Congratulations to O’Neill and thanks to everyone who took the time to take part in the poll and have their say.

“We had a great response to the survey and will publish the results in the next couple of weeks.”


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