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Would you consider multi-tying if the FSA&#39s plans to scrap polarisation are implemented?

“Yes. I don&#39t have an option as I could not go fee charging. People are not willing to pay fees. It is either that or switch the light off on the way out.” Alan Bradshaw, Ashbourne Associates

“Maybe. It is a matter of trying to survive but I would be very loath to do it as it would be to the detriment of my clients.” Geoffrey Houghton, BAP Insurance Consultants

“Yes. I would consider it as I think it is a viable option and I would never shut a door without looking into it.” Margaret Hopkins, Chase Financial Advisers

“Yes. You would have to consider it as you would have no choice. It is more a matter of having to than wanting to.” Roger Brace, Denman Brace Financial Management

“Possibly. We would prefer to remain independent but we do not want to charge fees. We may have to consider multi-tying.”Robert Jordison, The Independent Financial Advice Centre

“Yes. We would multi-tie to avoid the business going bankrupt, along with 95 per cent of IFAs who cannot afford to switch to fees.” Ian Potter, Jackson Potter Independent Financial Advisers

“Yes. A lot of my business is with a certain number of companies so it would not be a problem for me to multi-tie.” Kenneth Jones, Kenneth R Jones IFA

“No. I am very reluctant to do so. I want to remain independent.” Ian Kirk, Ian R Kirk Financial Management

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