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“Absolutely. It would be great to have someone around to help us understand key issues, so we would know what is expected of us, know about deadlines and compliance – in plain English.”

Eileen Hogg,Hogg Financial Services

“Yes. It will give us more of an insight into how the regulator works.”

Douglas Wilson,Douglas Wilson Financial Consultant

“Yes definitely, I would encourage this.”

Carl Lamb,Almary Green Investments

“Yes, this is a step in the right direction.”

Peter Shorter,Shorter & Co

“No and I do not think this will be effective. I am cynical about this sort of thing . If they need more money to fund it they will raise fees to pay for it.”

Stephen Walton,Stephen Walton Financial Planning Consultancy

“Yes, because they need to listen and maybe we will get the chance to say something to them. The FSA has become divorced from reality and almost become a political organisation. It will be nice for them to meet people at the coalface so they know what is going on.”

Keith Emery,RST Financial Consultancy

“Yes, provided the FSA treats the opportunity in the right way but it depends what they want to use these surgeries for.”

Barry Freed,Hillyard Financial Consultants

“Yes. We do not have a lot of contact with them up here in Cumbria and when we try to contact them it is often hard to get through.”

Julia Barnes, Investacc

Yes: 88%

No: 12%

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