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Scottish Life appoints sales development manager

Scottish Life International has appointed Ray Chinn as sales development manager.

As part of his role, Chinn will focus on developing and participating in IFA seminars and workshops. He will also support the pensions office&#39s branches by regular visits promoting marketing campaigns.

Chinn will be based at the company&#39s London office and will report directly to its head of marketing support Jim Aitken and head of pensions strategy Steve Bee.

Aitken says: &#34We are delighted that Ray is joining Scottish Life. His knowledge and experience will help the company capitalise on current and future campaigns and as a result provide extra business opportunities for IFAs.&#34


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Benefits of using a probate bare trust

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