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IFAP offers guide on endowments

IFA Promotion has produced a factsheet called Confused about Endowments?

to help consumers understand endowment-linked mortgages and encourage them

to seek independent advice. It explains why endowments are linked to

mortgages, how they work, why providers are reviewing them and what people

should do if their policy is unlikely to cover their mortgage.

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