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“Yes. But thank goodness these are only proposals. There are some very sensible proposals but the terminology needs a sanity check. It doesn&#39t seem workable that tied agents who may give very good advice can&#39t be called advisers. I like the idea of remaining independent and want to be called an adviser so in theory Nightingale will remain independent and offer that service to its clients.”

Michael Lockyer Nightingale Associates

“It is difficult to comment on what at this stage are still only proposals. However, as a commission operating organisation, we won&#39t change one iota.”

Colin Jackson Baronworth (Investment Services)

“Yes. Sandler has been a bit more relaxed than the FSA CP121 on the issue.”

John Burnard New Life Financial Planning

“No. The changes will make it easier but we were always intending to stay independent anyway.”

Keith Simmonds, Simmonds Ford

“No. Being independent does not really matter to me. We&#39ll probably end up becoming an authorised financial adviser.”

Peter Watson,Watson Financial Management

“Yes. I have every intention of staying an IFA come hell or high water.”

Rosemary Heaversedge, Shropshire Independent Financial & Mortgage Services

“Yes. But I was always going to stay IFA anyway.”

Lawrence Hayward, Moody Brook Financial Services

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