IFAs are feeling more optimistic about prospects for their businesses compared to six months ago according to the PIMS quarterly survey.
The survey found that 39 per cent of IFAs feel more optimistic now than they did in June 1998. Only 3 per cent are less optimistic about business prospects.
It found that 58 per cent of respondents reported an increase in the volume of new business over the last quarter compared to the same period last year.
It also found 55 per cent reported an increase in profits over the same period.