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The Timebank boosts paraplanning services

The Timebank has extended the range of paraplanning services it offers in a bid to widen its appeal to a greater number of firms.

The paraplanning firm has also launched a new website to complement the new range of services.

The Timebank has now divided its paraplanning service into four tiers: the Bespoke service is designed to offer a full “relationship” paraplanner service; the Express offers ad hoc paraplanning support; the Migrate service helps firms move clients to new service propositions; and the Research service is designed to help firms demonstrate the reasons behind strategic decisions.

The Timebank director Damian Davies says: “We decided to extend access to our services like this because customer choice is incredibly important. By providing clearly identified access to paraplanning we can help most people with most needs.”



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Protection sales are not benefiting from the mortgage boom

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Flexible reversionary trusts and estate planning

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