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IFAs show their naked ambition

Telegenic IFAs have jumped at the chance of becoming the Jamie Oliver of financial services by bombarding TV production company Felix Productions with their CVs.

More than 500 IFAs contacted the programme maker after an article in Money Marketing revealed the search was on to find the new TV star of a reality-style financial makeover programme planned for airing next year.

The TV company has narrowed the field down to six through a selection process.

It narrowed the 500 applicants down to 35 after reviewing their photographs and carrying out phone interviews.

Felix Productions screentested the 35 candidates.

Three female and three male IFAs aged between 35 and 55 will be called back for a second screen test in the coming months.

Producer Richard Ellingham says: “The IFAs were extremely interesting and entertaining. Their experience as IFAs means they are good at communicating and at ease in front of the camera.”


Norwich Union looks to the future

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Scarborough Building Society – two-year discount

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L&G launches new discount mortgage

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Scarborough Building Society – flexible three-year discount

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Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]


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