I agree with David Hackett that all IFAs should stand together on the PI issue (Money Marketing, August 7).
The FSA is set to launch a paper which will attempt to organise financial advice into different product and service areas or perhaps into advice based on different stages of life.
Hello, what's going on? Madness personified. What jobsworth in the FSA dreamt that up? Indeed, when did they last see a customer? I have my doubts that they know what one is.
I have been in the business for 21 years. I have seen change and can embrace it when it happens but this is change for change's sake. Will it affect the PI market? You bet it will. If you are lucky enough to get it now, you may not in 2005.
When will this Government stop bashing the IFA? Our industry is filled with many dedicated, hard-working individuals, young and old. Perhaps it is because we are a collection of individuals and not big institutions.
If we are not careful, there will be no IFA business to support, so we should all stand up and shout. If we all shout loud enough for long enough, someone will surely stop and listen?
AJ Pentland Director, Lifelink Asset Management, Reading, Berks