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Ingledew back to develop Barclays advice schemes

Former Berkeley Berry Birch chief executive Steve Ingledew has resurfaced at Barclays Financial Planning following his departure from the listed IFA earlier this year.

Ingledew will be commercial director of the financial planning division responsible for developing its advisory proposition on the independent and tied sides.

He will report to Jim Reeves who, as Money Marketing reported in February, followed his former Zurich boss Ray Greenshields to the bank, becoming managing director of financial planning in April.

Ingledew left BBB shortly after its failed bid to merge with Inter-Alliance in January. He joined BBB when it formed through the takeover of Berry Birch & Noble by Berkeley Independent in 2000.

He is positive about Barclays&#39 potential to grow rapidly as a result of depolarisation.

Barclays intends to multi-tie the bulk of its direct and IFA salesforces but will keep a small independent side focusing primarily on the corporate market.

Ingledew says: “It is a newly created role. The key aspect is to develop the advisory proposition for different types of customers. The opportunities created by depolarisation for both the IFA and tied sides of Barclays are also encouraging.”

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