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Laing joins net-based support firm

Ex-Bankhall director of group business relations Arnold Laing has joined the board of broker-support.com.

Laing believes that broker-support.com will serve as a complementary service to Bankhall.

The web-based support service provider is based in Knutsford, Cheshire and was set up in October last year.

It focuses on personal finance customers, saying most people do not have the need for complex investment and pension solutions, whereas nearly everyone will get involved in general insurance, mortgages and personal finance at some stage.

Laing joins the board alongside chief executive John Mamelok and board directors Mike Jones and Martin Ruffles. Operations director Steve Dicks, formerly of Bankhall, is also a board member.

Laing says: “We are seeing the last bastion of the financial services industry moving into the personal finance side. This will offer a complementary service to that of Bankhall as we are seeing them consolidate, not looking to spread all over different areas of the market.”

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