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Chattering classes

The Diary is pleased to see that IFAs are making good use of their hands-free telephones.

A survey by BT has revealed that financial advisers top the list when it comes to calling sex and chatlines from work.

If your finance director is walking around staring at the phone bill it could be the effect of all those calls at Tahitian mobile rates.

Up there with IFAs in seedy phone use are car dealers and hotel workers, so if you&#39re on those chatlines, these are the people you&#39re likely to be chatting to.

BT says IFAs in London, Birmingham, Chelmsford and Leicester are the heaviest users, with Norwich, Wrexham, Milton Keynes and Sheffield showing most restraint.

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