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Dunfermline unveils IFA service

Dunfermline Building Society is to offer customers a whole-of-market, Independent Financial Advice service across its 34-branch network in Scotland.

The service, which Money Marketing revealed in January, runs through Nationwide Independent Financial Services Limited and will be available both in branch and on the telephone, via Dunfermline’s contact centre.

There will be twelve Independent Financial Advisers, all able to offer whole-of-market advice.

Nationwide distribution director of regional brands Martin Leong says: “We are pleased to confirm that Dunfermline customers are now able to benefit from Independent Financial Advice.”

“The new service better meets the needs of the Dunfermline’s customer base and will allow our customers the option of receiving a full financial review service.”



Hat-trick for Axa in protection awards

Axa picked up the highest number of accolades at this year’s Lifesearch protection awards for the third year running. At the annual award ceremony in London last week, Axa was named best service provider, best provider of critical-illness cover and best overall provider. The firm also scooped all three awards last year. Axa protection account […]

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Value remains within European equities

By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund

In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.


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There are 2 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Lets hope they provide a better service than their peers, the reputation of Banking institutions providing financial advice is in tatters and accounts for the majority of complaints to the FSA

  2. I heard that there are to push Legal & General products, also truly an IFA, i don’t think so.

    Get yourself an Independent Financial Adviser and not one through an institution.

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