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Nearly half IFAP leads lead to IFAs

Nearly half of people who make enquiries to IFA Promotion visit an IFA and 84 per cent are satisfied with the outcome, according to research for the promotional body by Citigate Dewe Rogerson Research

The data shows three quarters of IFA Promotion leads take further action having visited an IFA

IFA Promotion chief executive David Elms says: “These findings confirm that the efforts we&#39ve put into improving the level of information we provide to consumers is bearing fruit for our members in terms of customer satisfaction and business. More than ever we are able to match people with particular advice requirements to the IFA in their area who can meet these needs.”


Longevity improvements add to pension problems

Improved life expectancy has added £10bn to the pension deficits of FTSE 100 companies, says Aon Consulting. Figures from the Government Actuary&#39s Department show the life expectancy of a 65-year-old man has increased by 10 per cent since its 2001 forecast, adding two years to average male life expectancy. Aon says the new mortality calculations […]

GMAC offers residential mortgages in Germany

GMAC-RFC has started its mortgage lending business in Germany. It acquired DFH Eigenheimbank GmbH, Saarbruecken and renamed it, GMAC-RFC Bank GmbH. The bank will offer residential mortgages to private customers throughout Germany. GMAC-RFC will distribute its products through intermediaries including mortgage brokers, insurance companies and other retail financial service companies. GMAC-RFC German Country Manager Matthias […]

Whitechurch complaints are no threat to business

Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager says he has only received 13 structured product related complaints against his firm, with two already having been decided in his favour. Following reports this week that Seager&#39s Whitechurch Network has become embroiled in the structured products debacle, Seager says it is Securities not the network and any mistakes that […]

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