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Bankhall set for direct authorisation initiative

Bankhall has launched a new guidance service aimed at helping appointed representatives move to a directly authorised status.

The group has developed three new support packages, with a dedicated support team, a guide to making the move and an on-going support package that tackles compliance, IT and business developmental issues.

Bankhall managing director of IFA services David Golder says: ‘At Bankhall we understand that many advisers may wish to make the move to direct authorisation and more importantly we recognise that for many this may be a daunting prospect. That is why we have invested a large amount of time and resource in to developing an offering that will assist IFA’s every step of the way.

“If you are considering becoming directly authorised we can give you everything you need from completing the FSA application‘ process through to implementing all necessary IT, business development and compliance processes. Ultimately we will help you grow a successful business that will add genuine value to your future as a directly regulated IFA.’

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