Innovation, conviction, investment: The future (and past) of networks

Thriving networks must be customer-centric and deliver real value

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What is the role of an IFA network today? And how can networks continue to thrive in the future? Angus MacNee explores the issues

If you were to start an online retail business today, you would be unlikely to rack your own servers, build your own e-commerce infrastructure or establish your own merchant banking and payment facilities.  Rather, you would utilise a turnkey solution such as Shopify and outsource all core infrastructure (i.e. hosting, website, inventory, banking, payments, etc.) so you can focus on what you do best and what matters the most to be successful (e.g. product, marketing, customers).  The same is true when starting and running an IFA business, and networks like ValidPath provide IFAs with ...

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