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Should indemnity commission be abolished?

“No. With a fee structure, indemnity commission helps to keep up the level of advice that IFAs can provide.”

Andrew Walter Jackson, Egan Roberts Financial Services”No. It is an option for payment. If it is taken away, clients unable to pay fees will not be able to get advice.”

Nigel Bracken, The Financial Partnership”No, There are arguments on both sides but, ultim-ately, how commission is paid is less important than clients getting fair value for the advice they receive.”

Matthew Saunders, Howe Maxted Group”No. I can only assume that the ABI is trying to pre-judge the FSA. I can see no reason for it and it is not something that the majority of ordinary clients would welcome.”

David Leakey, David Leakey Associates”No. We get a smaller amount of commission than we used to anyway and it would mean charging the client through fees to meet the cost of our work.”

Tom Rolls, Moneycare Financial PlanningYes although it is a very tough call to make and, to be honest with you, a debate has been started to create a lot of heat. I can see where the ABI is coming from. Ultimately, we are here to service the consumers. An abolition of this commission is acting purely in their interests.”

Charles Kimberley, King Investments”Yes. I believe it should. It has encouraged a lot of greed within the industry and caused a lot of the problems that the industry has faced. There has got to be a better way.”

Robert Corbett, Simpsons Independent Financial AdvisersYes 25%

No 75%


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