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IFAP releases loan IFA listing

IFA Promotion is releasing a mortgage IFA media services supplement listing mortgage IFAs who also offer independent investment and protec- tion advice. The aim is to raise awareness among consumers that an independent mortgage adviser may not necessarily be offering independent advice for other financial products.

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