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Whitechurch complaints are no threat to business

Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager says he has only received 13 structured product related complaints against his firm, with two already having been decided in his favour. Following reports this week that Seager&#39s Whitechurch Network has become embroiled in the structured products debacle, Seager says it is Securities not the network and any mistakes that may have been made pose no threat to the continuing viability of the business.

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