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Unifi drive to highlight union value

Financial services union Unifi is planning to target the IFA market with a major initiative aimed at demonstrating the value of belonging to a union.

Speaking to Money Marketing at the annual Trades Unions Congress conference in Blackpool this week, the 150,000-member union said it is planning a marketing campaign targeting RIs in IFA firms.

Unifi says it would help IFAs with regulatory requirements and training and competence needs.

Director of communications Dai Davies says most IFAs probably think unions are irrelevant for them but he is hoping to work to change that perception.

He says: “We are looking, together with the TUC, whether we can do some sort of marketing campaigns targeted at IFAs.

“It would be based on services they want rather than collective bargaining. What we do need to is to get involved in training issues, support issues, legal frameworks and sorting out regulation requirements.”

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