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Aifa warning on loan introducers

Aifa is warning against too wide a definition of introducers in its response to the Treasury consultation on the regulation of mortgages.

Aifa has raised concerns that some firms will want to become appointed representatives for a small amount of mortgage introductions and referrals, but will be unable to do so because they are authorised for another activity.

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