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“No. It is pretty barren out there but there are still some coming through.”

Peter Lawrenson, Peter Lawrenson & Co

“Yes. I have not sold a single Isa this season.”

Roger MacMillan, Roger MacMillan Independent Financial Services

“Yes. I blame the media for it.”

Nicholas Miles, Med-Ex Financial Advisory Services

“Yes. But I do not think that people have any confidence in the market at the moment both due to the war and the perfor-mance of many Isas.”

Brian Hatton, Hatton Financial Services

“Yes I would agree with that because mine are.”

Brian Hatfield, The Hatfield Financial Consultancy

“Yes, not far off. Normally, this time of year, I am running mad with Isas but this year I have only had one application through.”

Gabriel Louzado, Stirling Associates

“Yes. Investor confidence is well down at the mom-ent and people are simply too scared to invest.”

Ian Crooks, Ian A Crooks

“Yes, the Hargreaves Lansdown estimate does not surprise me. The man in the street still wants to keep his money in cash. I think that despite encour-aging people to go for the five-year horizon, Isa sales are still way down.”

Ian Stevenson,Steele & Co

“Well, business has never been better but, that said, I am about to retire. I do not think there really has been an Isa season, has there?”

Stephen Foster, Stanmore Financial Centre

yes 89%

no 11%

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