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Scottish IFA in joint venture with law firm

Scottish IFA Futurity has joined forces with law firm Fyfe Ireland to form

a financial services company providing independent advice to the lawyer&#39s


The new company will offer advice on corporate business, including

employee benefit schemes and group pensions as well as personal financial

advice encompassing investments and pension planning. It says stakeholder

pensions will be a key area in the provision of independent advice for

commercial clients.

Fyfe Ireland Financial Services will be headed by Futurity directors Chris

Donald and Peter Robinson and Fyfe Ireland partners Miriam Fogarty, Greig

Honeyman and David Lindgren.

Robinson (pictured above with Fogarty) says: “I believe joint ventures

like this are the way forward for our industry. Clients need to be able to

deal with their financial and legal matters, whether corporate or personal,

in an efficient and hassle-free manner. They also want sound financial



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