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Informed Choice to recruit seven more planners

IFA firm Informed Choice is planning to recruit seven additional financial planners in the next 18 months.
As part of its strategic growth plans, the Surrey-based business intends to recruit two more financial planners before the end of this year and a further five in 2010.

The seven new planners will bring the total number of financial planners within the Informed Choice team to 14.

Chief executive Nick Bamford says: “As the implementation of the retail distribution review approaches, we feel well positioned to take advantage of the forthcoming changes.

“During the summer months, we have added three new positions at Informed Choice, including two financial planners and an associate planner, in order to create more capacity within our support team.

“We are regularly approached by quality financial planners who want to be a part of a future-ready business rather than just being another number within an unprofitable national or network chasing big turnover figures.

“Before the end of this year, we are confident that we will be able to satisfy our modest yet profitable growth ambitions.”


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