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‘Hepatitis C sufferers are put off buying products’

The poll by Devon-based medical advisory firm Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services, found 90 per cent of sufferers had been deterred from seeking mortgages and life assurance.

Chris Morgan, practice manager for the firm, said: “It would appear that as a result of this some people may have delayed important financial decisions.”

Key facts

90 per cent of hepatitis C Sufferers have not tried to buy financial products due to their diagnosis.

10 per cent of hepatitis C sufferers found it difficult to obtain mortgages and insurance products.