View more on these topics

LIA relaunches with the aim of uniting advisers

The LIA has restated its aim to unite financial advisers under a single professional body as it announces a new name and strategies.

In future, the LIA will be known by the initials LIA rather than by the full title Life Insurance Association, as revealed in Money Marketing last month.

Speaking at the launch of the new title, LIA president Peter Sprung said: “In 1972, our founders had a vision of the LIA uniting financial advisers in a single professional body. This is the focus of the renewal of the LIA.”

LIA chief executive Jeff Travis says he is still keen to pursue a merger with Sofa but there is resistance on the Sofa side. Sofa members have to have the AFPC or be committed to getting AFPC but the LIA&#39s members do not.

The LIA says the change is to avoid the organisation being associated with only one branch of financial services. The new title will come with the tagline the “professional association with financial services”.

Three new regional managers have been appointed to communicate with members.

Next year, each of the 35 regions will provide a mix of general meetings, financial planning case studies and business development workshops – all free to members.

Sprung also unveiled plans to launch a find an adviser service to the public via the LIA website. He says this will bring business to participating members given that FSA decision trees and DSS literature will be directing those seeking financial advice to the LIA.

Sprung says: “The services offered by LIA are constantly under review to ensure that members receive benefit from being part of the UK&#39s larg-est financial services professional association.”

Recommended

Nurses say Govt&#39s LTC funding proposals won&#39t work

The Royal College of Nursing claims the Government&#39s long-term care proposals, where the state will pay for nursing care but not personal care for the elderly, are unworkable.It claims the Government has created an artificial distinction betweenthe two and has written to Health Secretary Alan Milburn to voice its concerns.The RCN says it believes all […]

Group sessions

his month sees the addition of Abbey National, Scottish Widows and Winterthur Life to the ranks of companies offering stakeholder-friendly pension policies, albeit only in group form.From recent reports in the press, Widows has had reasonable success in establishing itself on the stakeholder panels of major IFAs. This, combined with Widows&#39 financial strength and strong […]

Is it a polar bear market

Money Marketing&#39s Poles Apart straw poll revealed 90 per cent of IFAs to be opposed to changes in polarisation laws. How damaging would any changes be to the IFA community?MB: Any changes to polarisation are inevitably going to put the industry back where it was before the Financial Services Act 1986, with investors totally confused […]

Mining a rich theme

In the light of a changing outlook for the global economy, fund managers are being forced to rethinktheir strategy.The economic landscape of the world is rapidly changing. Barriers and regulations, which were significant features in the past, have either been abolished or are in the process of being scrapped.With the abolition of border controls in […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com