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Loan star raises more interest than pop star

No one was more confused at Imla&#39s annual dinner than the guest speaker, impressionist Alistair McGowan. When invited to make requests, the assembled mortgage luminaries asked for Michael Bolton – the one from Chester, that is.

McGowan looked bemused, wondering whether he had just received some bizarre challenge. It would seem that, so far, the fame of the BM Solutions director of mortgages has spread less far than that of his namesake, the flaxen-haired singer. “That&#39s like asking for an Australian version of Tony Blair,” responded McGowan.

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