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Are you sad to see the 175-year-old Scottish Amicable brand disappear from the IFA marketplace?

“No. I think it is the way of the world and will be the first of many as more unification of brands takes place.” Stephen Lambert, Pensions & Investment Advisory Centre

“Yes. It was a good brand with a reasonable reputation in the IFA marketplace – certainly much better than Prudential.” Michael Sherrard, Sherrard Financial Management

“Yes. I do not understand the Pru&#39s strategy. It started off by saying Scottish Amicable was a strong IFA brand and now it is ditching it.” Martin Booth Richfield Financial Services

“Yes. It is a great shame but I think the hierarchy at ScotAm have only themselves to blame. It was a very successful company in the early 1980s but lost its way in the 1990s when performance and service levels went down.” Alan Harris, Harris Investment Management

“No, it does not really make a great deal of difference. This generally happens when a company is acquired as it is expensive to keep a name. You could not recently buy a ScotAm product anyway, it was just a Pru product with a ScotAm badge.” Anthony Heague, Tony Heague Financial Services

“Sure, but things move along. The Prudential is a pretty big company and I hope that it has the customers&#39 interests at heart with this move.” Jim Bergman, JB Financial Services

“No. ScotAm&#39s performance has been nothing to sing and dance about for some time. The name will not be missed.” Nigel Westacott, Westacott&#39s Independent Financial Consultants

yes 57%

no 43%

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