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Battle of the brands over FSA logo

Concern were voiced at a Money Marketing round table that the FSA logo on key fact documentation is overpowering product providers’ branding and could mislead consumers.

IFA Kim North said: “Providers’ own brands are being overpowered by the FSA logo on the key fact documentation. A client takes the document and if a problem arises at a later date, their first contact will be not their IFA nor the provider but the FSA.

“The responsibility lies with the provider to explain clearly the role of the FSA, and how they work together. The adviser needs to have enough information to make the sale.”

But Legal & General intermediary marketing director Karen Blatchford said: “We conducted research with consumers about the FSA logo being on the paperwork and it makes no difference in influencing their decision. Consumers do not even know what the FSA is -they think it is the Food Standards Authority.”


Zurich pledge on fof portfolio

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DTI chief in for Francis at ABI

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Charcol offers new mix and match mortgage

Charcol is offering a mix and match mortgage which combines a five-year fixed rate with a lifetime offset tracker.The five year fixed rate is available at 4.8 per cent, 6.1 per cent APR. This can then be mixed with the tracker with initial pay rate of 4.65 per cent, 5.4 per cent APR.Only one arrangement […]


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