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Jobs to go as Zifa rejigs IFA support

Zurich IFA is restructuring its technical support and sales teams for IFAs in a move aimed at creating a better level of service.

As a result of relocation of staff and new roles, 40 Zifa employees will be redeployed or made redundant.

From September, each independent adviser will be given details of three contacts who will be accountable and accessible to them for advice on Zifa products.

Zifa comes under the Zurich Financial Services Group, which is also restructuring its press relations department, which has seen the departure of former head of corporate affairs Jeff Wagland.

ZFS director of corporate and strategic affairs Wallace Dobbin says Zurich is bringing all the press relations teams into one department and Wagland has moved on.

The move will provide the extra support that IFAs require, says Zifa. It has piloted the scheme and says it has been well received by IFAs who are calling for named individuals to offer support.

Dobbin says: “This was a convenient time for Jeff to move on.”

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