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“Certainly. Transparency is a big issue for with-profits. I can&#39t see any potential disadvantage for consu-mers in being honest as long as it does not frighten people and I do not think that is the intention.”

Amy Stockdale, Campbell Insurance Services

“Yes. I think it is important to make everyone aware of the situation. People need to know what is happening in the marketplace.”

Colin Kent, Capitas

“No. They need to comm-unicate the information to policyholders but that does not necessarily mean informing the general public.”

Keith Jarman, Hughes Carne IFA

“Yes, on the grounds of clarity, transparency and the fact that it cannot do any harm to the credibility of the industry.”

Howard Horne,Howard Horne Associates

“Yes, because it is an open and honest policy.”

Lee Charles, Mathews Smith Financial Consultants

“Yes. The public are made aware of so many things, why not complete it across the board? It will give the public more realistic expectations if they possess all the information.”

Lynda Pike, Oakwood Financial Services

“Yes. It is all in aid of greater transparency. Publishing bonus rates will aid consumer confidence in with-profits.”

Peter Chesworth,Ethikos Independent Financial Advisers

“Yes. I don&#39t think it does any damage. They should all announce any cuts to bonuses.”

Graham Bacon GB Financial Management

yes 88%

no 12%

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