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“Yes. There are too many sub-prime mortgages being pushed.”

Brian Ind, Tetbury Financial Services

“No. I can&#39t see any problem. It&#39s no more harmful than double glazing salesmen or Jehovah&#39s witnesses.”

Scott Williams, Keith Williams

“If cold-calling is done in a professional manner then people can always say no.”

Alan Mackay, Alan Mackay & Co

“Yes. There is a lot of misselling through the cold call.”

Lesley Wood, Sheperd Wedderburn WS

“Yes. I don&#39t think cold calling in any financial services organisation should be allowed. We don&#39t do it and everyone knows that the best business comes from word of mouth.”

Adrian Shephard, Hallmark

“I think it should be banned. If people want mortgages they should go out and get them. Trying to change people&#39s minds is just self-defeating.”

John Hamilton, John Hamilton Life & Pensions IFA

“Yes. I&#39m too busy reacting to clients to have time to make outbound calls. If your service is good enough then you don&#39t need to email and cold-call people.”

Matthew Brown, Argent Consulting

“Yes. It encourages people to increase their debt in general terms. The firms cold-calling people are often just trying to sell more debt, to get them to take out this loan or that loan. It should be banned.”

Mark Loydall, Cambourne Financial Planning

Yes 75%

No 25%

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