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Internet links aim to list specialist brokers

Internet-based financial services directory Online-IFA has set up a

service to put IFAs in contact with specialists.

The new section of the directory enables any IFA with a specialisation to

register with Online-IFA and get a free hyperlink to their own website.

The main Online-IFA site, which advertises itself as “run by an IFA for

IFAs” was launched in early July. It is a collection of links to major

financial services websites under headings such as networks, recruitment,

regulation and fund managers.

Users contribute to the site at www.online-ifa.com with new links. In the

first two days of operation there were more than 200 registrations.

Online-IFA spokesman Colin Barrett says: “In these days of greater

specialisation, many IFAs are giving advice in much narrower areas.

Inevitably, they will come across many instances where they are unable to

provide a client with advice in an area they need it. Our directory will

help them to find a specialist to help them on either a commission-share or

consultancy basis.”

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