Alan Moran: My advice for aspiring IFA business owners

Practical and emotional advice for advisers

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IFA Alan Moran kicks off a series of columns for PA with some sage advice for aspiring adviser business owners. In this first article he says that, while qualifications are important, they aren't enough - you have to be a true people person to succeed

You want to become a financial adviser and that's great to hear. From someone with more than 30 years in the business, I cannot endorse it enough.  I wholeheartedly get a lot of satisfaction out of what I do, it's become more than just a career, it's very much a huge chunk of my life and there's a vocational element to it too. I don't find being an IFA a chore in any shape or form, hopefully, that's a good start to encourage you to read on. The emotional aspect of being a financial adviser First things first. If you're going to embark on a career as an IFA I would advise you on bot...

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