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Scots take the high road to meet IFAs

Scottish Equitable and Scot^_tish Amicable are both hitting the road this

spring with a series of IFA seminars.

ScotEq plans to highlight its stakeholder sch^_emes during 15 roadshows to

be held throughout the UK in May.

The aim is to provide up-
to-date information on a number of pension

issues likely
to develop over the next year including risk benefits in

the stakeholder environment, con^_^_tracting out and pension splitting on

divorce.

The company has long rel^_ied on seminars to pass on inf^_ormation to

advisers. For more than 10 years, it has been hitting the road to promote

itself.

The roadshows are des^_ig^_ned for accreditation with CPD points.

Technical services manager Sue Sneddon says: “It is an excellent way to

communicate with our IFA base and help promote the new employee benefits

business stream.”

ScotAm is holding eight meetings to drum up support for its recently

launched adv^_iser extranet site.

It says 1,500 advisers have already signed up for the site and it expects

a good number of these to attend the seminars as well as others who are

interested in finding out more about what is offered.

The aim is to ensure advisers are fully equipped to take advantage of

e-commerce.

Marketing director Gavin Stewart says: “Our roadshow programme is the next

stage of our commitment to drive technology forward and support IFAs as

they adapt to the e-commerce era.”

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