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“Yes. Abbey have completely ruined Scot Prov. It was a good company before they got their hands on it.”

Nigel Graham, Stevenson Financial Planning Centre

“No. But ScotProv has a lot of good protection products giving the industry a good variety. If products start going as well as people it will leave a bit of a hole in the market.”

John Stirling,Stirling Independent

“I am of two minds. It will not change the fact that ScotProv will still be around but it will definitely affect service levels negatively.”

Alan Stewart,Alan Stewart & Co

“No but I cannot see much advantage in this decision. My experience has been that when providers move staff outwards, this inevitably leads to poorer service levels.”

William MacDonald, Sutherland Financial Services

“Yes. They all say that nothing will change but ultimately ScotProv will be absorbed through cost-cutting.”

Byron Longstaff,Byron Longstaff Independent Financial Consultancy

“Yes. In the medium to long term, I think it will go. It is just the way that the industry is headed, with consolidation.”

William Maclean,Maclean Financial Management

“No. They are only moving to Glasgow so I can&#39t see it being a problem.”

Gordon Main, Gordon Main Financial Services

Yes – 50%

No – 38%

Don&#39t know – 12%

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