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Do you think putting IFAs on television like the Jackson brothers will encourage Britons to save more?

“I suppose it might but the relationship with the financial adviser should be about trust, not celebrity. If we all do a good job, then our clients will refer their friends rather than it becoming a gameshow.”

Kim Lee, Manor House Associates”No. All my clients are elderly and invest in trusts and so on. They do not watch much television and they would not be swayed by TV programmes in any case because it is all about the personal touch.”

Christopher Welsford,Ayres Punchard”Yes. Anything that encourages people to take more care over their finances is a good thing.”

Rosemary Heaversedge,Shropshire Independent Financial Services”It is a nice thought. It sometimes takes something like this to inform people that there are IFAs out there to provide them with advice. But it is down to inter-pretation. Some people will just see this as a good way to sell things.”

Glyn Pemberton Active Financial Services”Yes. Anything that promotes good indep-endent advice can only be a good thing. The waters have been muddied some-what by depolarisation and a lot of people are not aware that IFAs can work on a commission basis rather than a big fee. If this promotes getting advice, I guess overall it is good.”

David Jones, North Wales Independent Advice”Yes. The advice IFAs could give the general public through TV would be fundamental to changing the current savings culture.”

Chris French, Chris French Financial

Yes 76%

No 12%

Maybe 12%

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