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Will the FSA&#39s proposed league tables be worthwhile if there is no compulsion for product providers to take part?

“No. If all the companies are not providing details then it is just a blurred snapshot.”

Leonard Warwick, Warwick Butchart Associates

“No, it does seem slightly pointless.”

Phil Davey,Brennan Neil & Leonard

“It obviously will not work unless all providers are on board. But then if you want it to work you have to introduce compulsion and I am not keen on compulsion.”

Tony Eaton,Capitol Financial Services

“No they will not be meaningful unless life offices are forced to take part because, as with pension and endowment surveys, you will find the ones which are unwilling to participate tend to be the worst performing.”

Trefor Owen-Jones, Buckle

“No. They won&#39t be comprehensive and will actually be misleading. They are supposed to be comparative but they won&#39t be unless all providers take part.”

Peter Roberts,PR Financial Management

“No. They are worthwhile, but not if they are not compulsory. I think it would be misleading.”

Keith Bailey,Sutton Financial Planning

“No. It has got to be a complete analysis to have any value.”

Barry Prior,sole trader

“No. To have a valid league table all providers need to be involved, it just is not viable otherwise.”

Martin Berry,Mardon Financial Advisers

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