'Wallet doctor' gets a health warning from ad watchdog

30 November 2016 - 10:59 By Dave Chambers

An insurance company’s “wallet doctor” has been struck off by the advertising watchdog.Clientèle has been told to scrap its television advertisement featuring a hospital patient being handed wads of cash and declaring his “body still needs time to recover but his wallet feels great”.Ivan Perry complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)‚ saying the ad gave the impression money was paid while the policyholder was in hospital‚ when in fact it was handed over after discharge.

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