Social Media in Financial Services

by Richard Allum on 16 December 2009

IFA Life Social Media 240 x 60 Animated SAMPLE 2AAA RedJust a year ago, you would be forgiven for thinking that Social Networking websites were just for kids, but all of sudden the business world is using them as a powerful new tool for networking, marketing and sharing best practice. And yes, even the financial advice industry is getting on board too – because according to IFA Life around a third of all IFAs now have a Facebook page, with many also using LinkedIn and Twitter on a regular basis.

Paraplanners too are getting on board and are using social networking sites to attract new clients to their employers’ businesses, whilst others use these sites to add value to and communicate with existing clients. So it’s very exciting that in January 2010 there is a special Social Media conference for IFAs, Paraplanners and Providers where you’ll learn from the likes of Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and others exactly how you can use social networking sites in your day-to-day work.

We’ve also negotiated a great deal for Paraplanners who are going to attend – just £150 plus VAT for two-day pass saving £££s on the standard prices! Visit for further details – but if you want to reserve one of the special tickets for Paraplanners please send an email to  Act quickly to reserve your place and to beat the VAT increase!

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Sean Fernyhough 6 January 2010 at 10:26

I was appalled to find out in the last few weeks that there is a Sean Fernyhough on Facebook. He appears to be a chav from Cannock. It is not me.

I’ve yet to join the social media revolution. I suppose there is some advantage to staying in touch with people I would only want to see through the telescopic lens of a high powered rifle but at the moment I cannot think of one.

Peter Smith-Round 6 January 2010 at 15:19

Sean’s sunny disposition never fails to shine as bright as the sun itself.

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