Attending the launch of Ulster Bank’s new broker product are (l-r): Karl Deeter, MDC Mortgages Brokers; Jim Ryan, head of branch banking at Ulster Bank; Sean L’Estrange, head of lending and deposits at Ulster Bank; Des Healy, head of intermediary mortgage sales at Ulster Bank, and Trevor Grant, chairman of the Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors. (Photograph: Peter Houlihan, Fennell Photography)

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