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Informed Choice director Martin Bamford is now the JK Rowling of financial services, having managed to sell over 8,000 copies of his new book The Money Tree.

Managing director, Nick Bamford tells the Diary that the personal finance thriller even sold more copies than Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code in one month and is “marginally more interesting”.

At its launch, the book raised more than 400 which was donated to the Personal Finance Charitable Foundation.

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