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TMA adds to debt solutions panel

The Mortgage Alliance has added The Debt Advisor to its panel of debt solutions providers.

The tie-up will allow members of TMA to access The Debt Advisor’s marketing tool kit, training facilities and new online portal.

Phil Whitehouse, head of TMA, says it is vital that intermediaries have access to specialists in all areas of the market in order to meet their clients’ needs in the current climate.

He says: “Of course the vast majority of directly authorised members will not be debt management experts as this is a complex and specialist area. As such we are delighted to have further boosted our debt solution provider panel with such an experienced and highly professional firm.

“We look forward to working closely with the team at The Debt Advisor to ensure members have the best support package possible in order to help any clients in financial difficulty get back on track.”

Beverley Budsworth, managing director at The Debt Advisor adds: “We’re really pleased to extend our services to The Mortgage Alliance and its members. The new arrangement will see our comprehensive range of non-lending solutions being offered to individuals and businesses.”


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