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National advisory firm reveals hiring plans

National advisory firm reveals hiring plans

National IFA, LEBC Group is after additional advisers with pension skills and qualifications as the company continues to grow rapidly.

The firm is seeking 12 advisers across both hubs in Reading and Leeds, which Nick Flynn, divisional director at LEBC, said was a result of the firm’s successes in defined benefit (DB) projects and pension freedoms.

He said: “Ideal candidates will have competent adviser status with one of AF3, RO4 or G60. But freshly qualified advisers will also be considered, for example senior paraplanners who are keen on their next career steps.”

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This latest recruitment drive is part of LEBC’s commitment to providing clear, advice-led propositions to as wide a section of the population as possible.

Mr Flynn added: “We are enjoying new business growth through large DB projects, pension freedom providing greater retirement planning flexibility, and general financial and tax planning, and cannot see any reasons why that should slow down.”

Adviser view

This comes as national advisory firm Premier Choice Group (PCG) has recruited a number of new advisers from the insurance and intermediary market. As the advisory group approaches its 20th anniversary, the firm announced that it has hired five staff to help maintain and develop its client bank.

The new joiners are: Dan Stones from Vitality, Matt Tagg and Alinor Haigh from Aviva and Kevin Ryan from Towergate. Adam Molyneux, who previously worked at PCG, is welcomed back.