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Manchester brokers get door-to-door service

Trustguard Manchester has launched a door-to-door packaging service for brokers.

As part of the service, Trustguard Manchester’s staff will visit brokers’ offices in person to collect their applications and check documentation. The service will cover the BL, M, OL and SK postcode areas.

Trustguard Manchester is the first franchise to be opened by Cardiff-based Trustguard Credit Services which offers brokers network membership, intelligent mortgage application processing technology, a mortgage club, satellite packaging, an introducer-only option and general insurance facilities.

Ron Jehu, director of Trustguard Manchester, says: “To simply open another packaging centre would not have been enough. We want to give added value to brokers in the region.”


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