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IFAP publishes endowment guide

IFA Promotion is publishing a factsheet for consumers worried about the performance of their endowments.

The factsheet, “Confused about endowments”, explains how endowments work and how to check an endowment will still be sufficient to repay the mortgage debt.

IFAP chief executive David Elms says: “With the recent Equitable debacle still fresh in peoples minds, savers need to keep a vigilant eye on their endowment policies to ensure they won&#39t be disappointed at the end of their mortgage term.”

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