Martin Bamford: Injecting new life into our Financial Planning firm

Back in 2014, we overhauled our strategy at Informed Choice. With our 20th anniversary taking place, it was the natural time to inject some new life, energy and direction into the business.

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Martin Bamford: Become a specialist Financial Planner

I’m not good at everything. Despite my prevalence for slightly too much bravado and confidence, I’m reminded often of my limitations.

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Bamford: FSCS must shun the ‘casino’ losers

I’ve only been to a casino once in my life. Perhaps fittingly for this story, it was during a business trip to Barcelona with life assurance company NPI, at the very start of my career. I walked into the Casino de Barcelona with a colleague, watched a gentleman lose several thousand pesetas on a spin of the roulette wheel, and promptly walked back out again, feeling a little nauseous at the speed and scale of the loss. James Bond, I’m not.

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Bamford: Financial Planning is stressful but rewarding

Chloe Moran recently shared her daily stresses as a Paraplanner, many of with which I could identify. I think it’s healthy to talk about these things; laying them out on the table can be a cathartic exercise resulting in positive change.

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