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Exam hiop offered on internet

An internet discussion group has been set up for advisers studying for the Financial Planning Certificate and Advan- ced FPC.

Brian Lentz, an IFA with Portfolio Insurance, and Gordon Burns, a software specialist, have launched the free service in a bid to help struggling exam candidates.

They are seeking sponsorship from a life company or trade association.

Burns says: "There is no better way to share information and ideas than an email discussion list. Group members can get and give help freely, all through simple email messages."

Lentz says: "I need all the help I can get and this group is an effective way of getting it."

For information on how to subscribe, email:


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