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This couple: Mr. and Mrs. Robin Elsman, qualified for a loan on the house at a local bank.

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This couple: Mr. and Mrs. Robin Elsman qualified for a loan on the house at a local bank.

OR

something else?

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    Why do you need a colon? You use a comma, not a colon there. "This couple, Mr. and Mrs. Robin Elsman, qualified for a loan on the house at a local bank. – Kris May 21 '18 at 7:07
  • Why mention that they are a couple, if they are 'Mr' and 'Mrs' and if they are applying for a joint financial loan ? No need. – Nigel J May 21 '18 at 8:38
  • @Kris A comma. Gotcha. Thanks, Kris. In this situation, would an em dash work if I'm not sure which punctuation mark to use? – Saiful Boulaharouz Jun 1 '18 at 16:39
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This couple: Mr. and Mrs. Robin Elsman, qualified for a loan on the house at a local bank.

Since you are addressing the couple first, a pause after their names helps separate the two phrases.

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