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8: Mortgage misselling TV ad to target brokers

Claims firms are the bane of most brokers’ lives, so it caused outrage among the adviser community when Mortgage Strategy revealed in April that claims firm Money Boomerang was targeting brokers in a series of TV adverts touting for mortgage misselling business.

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