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“Yes. I trust Clerical Medical. I have done business with it before and I can only welcome its re-entry into the market.”

Rimi Woodwai, R W Financial Services

“Of course we will always consider every option but I doubt Clerical will be any good. I think they have shot themselves in the foot by staying out of the market for so long.”

Mike Simmons, Robert Langley Financial Management

“They are a reputable company with good products and reasonable charges. As long as this continues, I would imagine advisers will continue to recommending them.”

Kim Lincoln, Lincoln Investment Management

“Only if they were competitive. Then the absence wouldn&#39t matter.”

David Lett, David Lett Associates

“No. They have a lot to do before they start pleasing people and I don&#39t think they have it in them.”

Brian Win, Mount Financial Services

“Yes. It is still relatively strong financially and, depending on its charges, I don&#39t think I would have much problem with it.”

Michael Fallas, Financial Options Complete Unbiased Solutions

“We recommend Clerical in every part of our panel for that style of business and we are doing a reasonable amount of business with them. They would have to be worthy of consideration.”

David Allen, Mendell Investments

Yes 75%

No 13%

Don&#39t know 12%


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