Bamford: Planners must brace for rapid tech changes

As we near the end of the second decade of the 21st century, it’s fair to say the technological advances so far this century have been astonishing.

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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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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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