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“No. I don&#39t really care, to be honest.”

Craig Richardson, Falkirk Independent Financial Consultants

“I don&#39t know. I am a fellow of the LIA. No doubt they will be suggesting that we all merge in the future.”Owen Taylor, F&BI Financial Advisers

“Yes. It would seem to make sense as both are trying to do the same things.” Kerry Megginson, Brideshead Independent Financial Services

“No, I think they should disband. They are a complete hindrance to the industry.” Brendan Mewett, The Insurance Shop

“Yes, I think they should because of economies of scale, more so than for reasons of quality of service.” Alan James, James Alan Co

“Yes, I think they should. There is so much splitting down into small bodies in this area, it is a gut feeling that they should all merge.” Gordon Jarrold, Jarrold Ridgeway Life & Pensions

“Any reductions in the plethora of designations out there may well be a good thing but it will take some thinking about.” Peter Thorne, Parker Jerome

“Yes. It would give a united view and bring the best of both together. It would give a stronger voice.” Paul Kelly, Parker Kelly & Co Independent Financial Advisers

“No. The IFP looks to promote fee-based advice while Sofa is there to improve educational standards. They are not mutually exclusive but they do have different aims and a joint body would have to share similar goals.” Bruce Fummey, Pearson Insurance Consultants

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