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Friend Prov voted top provider by threesixty members

Friends Provident has been voted service provider of the year at threesixty’s product provider awards in London.

The provider won the most votes in a survey of threesixty’s client base of 350 IFA firms.

Training provider of the year was awarded to Just Retirement, which won the most votes based on a survey of IFA attendeeds at threesixty’s Key Issues Seminars, which were staged throughout the country last year.

Assureweb was named IT provider of the year.

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