Co-operative Bank Financial Advisers is aiming to double its salesforce in the next three years.
The independent advisory arm of the The Co-operative Bank is looking to increase the number of financial planning consultants to 90 from 55 by 2001.
CBFA says that it wants to double its salesforce because the bank's client base is dominated by medium and high net worth individuals that value independent financial advice.
CBFA general manager David Cox says: "We believe that independent advice sits comfortably with our customer profile which is more upmarket than our main high street rivals. We have started looking for more IFAs because we want to improve the levels of service we can offer our clients.”