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Met appoints Affinity Connect to advise staff

The Metropolitan Police Authority has appointed Affinity Connect to provide retirement and resettlement courses and independent financial advice to its staff for the next five years.

Other recent contracts for Affinity include Greater Manchester Police and Devon County Council.

As a result of these new contracts Affinity says it is planning to increase its adviser numbers from 30 to 40 over the next year.

Affinity business development director Chris Dragunas says: “We are delighted to have been selected from a large number of applicants for this contract and we are looking forward to working with the Met to ensure its staff receive appropriate advice and guidance as they move to the next stage of their careers.

“These contracts further reinforce Affinity’s position as the largest provider of retirement counselling services to the public sector and also increasingly to major private sector organisations. Our services have been developed over many years and fit well with the emerging government and regulatory focus on developing consumer financial capability.”

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