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Mortgage Advice Bureau takes on Flower

15-strong mortgage advice firm Flower has joined the Mortgage Advice Bureau network.

The firm provides advice for the Romans Group of estate agents and letting agents and was previously a member of the Legal & General mortgage network

Flower director Greg May says: “We share the same entrepreneurial spirit and MAB fully support our growth aspirations.”

Mortgage Advice Bureau chief executive Peter Brodnicki says: “Flower typifies the quality of organisation that MAB has been able to attract: it is ambitious, very keen to try new ideas and systems, sees the enormous potential for protection sales and wants to build a proposition to be able to attract the best advisers in its area.”

The deal sees the number of advisers within the MAB network reach over 500.



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