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IFAP seals consumer website deals to boost links

IFA Promotion is linking up with a range of financial consumer websites in an attempt to increase the number of people contacting it for details of local IFAs.

The most recent link-up is with the Daily Mail&#39s website and more partnerships are in the pipeline for the coming months.

The partnership with is Ifap&#39s first opportunity to promote what it calls its white-label search facility.

This is a new ready-made search facility which is added on to an existing consumer site with the front page branded to look like that website.

Each time a user runs a search for a local IFA on, the information is extracted direct from Ifap&#39s own database of over 9,000 IFA firms.

Ifap says is it now offering the most comprehensive database of advisers free of charge which people can use to find an IFA based a wide variety of criteria, such as location or speciality.

The main advantage of the link-up for Ifap is the high amount of traffic generated by the cons-umer sites which could lead to cost-effective leads for members.

Head of marketing and PR David Elms says: “We dominate offline access to IFAs and are developing online capacity to promote advisers through high-profile consumer sites.


Network swoops as Dunbar rebrands

IFA network Positive Solutions is looking to snap up disillusioned Allied Dunbar sales staff following the announcement that Dunbar is to rebrand its franchise network as Zurich Advice Network. The network says it is targeting Dunbar sales staff because it believes they are knowledgeable and have good sales skills. It says it has been in […]

Virgin takes an IPA flier

Virgin Direct&#39s announcement of its impending individual pension account launch deserves closer inspection. The company is incorporating IPAs into its pension wrapper but the IPA will be the fund engine sitting within the pension and will not be taking a more prominent role in the scheme. Most life offices struggle to see what advantages IPAs […]

SocGen offshore arm starts with growth fund

Inora Life, the offshore life office launched by French bank Societe Generale last week, has announced details of its first product. The Offshore Generation bond combines a life wrapper with a fixed-term investment fund. The first fund will be an Accumulator growth gund which will aim to achieve capital growth over its five-and-a-half-year term while […]

Twefs offers education guide

Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society is offering a guide to inform young people about the costs of higher education. The move is in response to a recent Mori poll which found that the average student owes £3,300 and expects to be £7,000 in debt by the time they graduate. Twefs&#39 Brief Guide to the Financial […]

UK gilts: Shaken and stirred

Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]


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