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Tireless campaigner

Over the last 10 years, IFA Promotion chief executive David Elms has worked tirelessly to promote the value of independent financial advice to consumers.

He launched IFAP’s pioneering Find an IFA service nine years ago and spearheaded the growth of a business which last year matched over half a million consumers with relevant advisers. The IFA cause has been greatly enhanced by Elms’ commitment in promoting the virtues of independent advice to consumers, politicians and the mainstream media.

He has fought hard to defend IFAs in a positive manner, often when few others were willing to do so, and his drive and determination will certainly be missed by the advisers, journalists and providers he dealt with.

Money Marketing would like to thank Elms for all he has done to highlight the value of the work of our readers and wish his successor Karen Barrett all the best. She certainly has big shoes to fill.


Lloyds considers £15bn cash call

Lloyds Banking Group is considering a £15bn capital raising in an effort to withdraw from the Government-sponsored asset protection scheme, according to the Financial Times.

Brown fails to bail out sinking ship

Gordon Brown has suffered a torrid year. His popularity has slumped in spite of saving the world at least three times in various G20 summit meetings. Having taken decisive action in pouring billions into the banking system at the height of the financial crisis, New Labour finds itself presiding over the worst recession in generations and the ruination of the public finances.

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What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.


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