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Campbell Macpherson teams up with What If


Consultancy firm Campbell Macpherson & Associates has teamed up with innovation consultancy firm What If to try and aid financial services firms in developing new products and attracting new clients.

The two businesses say they will look to provide services to platforms and life companies in order to help them reduce costs, attract new business, improve customer experience and increase margins.

Campbell Macpherson Associates managing director Campbell Macpherson says: “Everyone’s margins are under pressure and everyone is taking a long, hard look at their business model and searching for ways to do things differently.”

What If partner Sal Pajwani says: “Innovation can come in many forms. For some firms the answer is product innovation, others have developed brand new services, sometimes they enhance customer experience. We are currently helping several leading financial services companies to explore innovation opportunities.”



Providers: Scottish independence could end pension tax relief for millions

Over a million savers paying into pensions run by Scottish insurers could be unable to claim tax-relief if Scotland votes in favour of independence next year, a senior industry figure has warned. Insurers have privately agreed not to publicly discuss the implications of a “yes” vote due to concerns about the uncertainty this could create, […]


Treasury questions redress methods under independent Scotland

The Treasury is concerned an independent Scotland would not be able to replicate bodies such as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Money Advice Service. The Treasury’s report on the impact of Scottish independence on the financial services sector says under European law Scotland would have to maintain its own compensation […]


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