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Burrows sets up retirement specialist

Billy Burrows has launched a new specialist retirement planning firm with former MPL Wealth Management director David Cummins.

Burrows & Cummins incorporates Burrows’ previous business William Burrows Annuities. Based in central London, it will specialise in advising individuals and pension schemes on all aspects of retirement planning, including annuities, income drawdown, investment and estate planning.

Burrows & Cummins and William Burrows Annuities are now trading names of Directly Financial. William Burrows Annuities previously traded under MPL Wealth Management.

Burrows set up the original William Burrows Annuities in 1997 after helping to establish Annuity Direct in 1993.

Cummins is a chartered financial planner with more than 20 years’ experience.

Burrows says: “We are very excited about this venture and have the opportunity to offer more clients a professional retirement planning service.”


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