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IFA Life (now LifeTalk) was the world's first social networking site for Financial Planners, IFAs, Mortgage Professionals, Life Planners and Wealth Managers. Founded by Philip Calvert in 2004, IFA Life was a ground-breaking new way for financial advisers to network, share best practice and to exchange business development ideas. In short, LifeTalk provides help and support services for IFAs and Financial Planners in a place where they can expand their knowledge base within a trusted community of peers. And it's free to join. Follow this page for our insights into Marketing, Technology, Social Media and the latest in digital developments in Financial Services. If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact us at for further information. To follow Philip Calvert’s Social Media insights page, please visit



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“My network is taking up to four weeks to process my Social Media posts - why should I bother with it?”

I just got off the phone with an IFA who is interested in attending our Social Media Strategy Day for financial advisers, but he was...

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News from LifeTalk - Your Mid Week Update

A very warm welcome to everyone who has joined us this week – join in the conversation here:

Have you started planning for 2017? 

What are...

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The uncomfortable truth about IFAs' websites

I was fortunate enough to spend time with a small group of financial advisers this week looking at their Internet strategy.

The focus was...

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Vision - Helping IFAs & Financial Advisers to be Seen and Heard

Welcome to Vision from LifeTalk – the new way for IFAs and financial advisers to be recognised for their expertise. 

Vision is powered by...

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Why Financial Planners are facing a crisis of differentiation unlike anything seen before

Albeit from 2013, there are some cold truths still relevant today in this excellent post from Michael Kitces, not least of which is that...

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Vox populi: What consumers want from financial advisers, and how much they’ll pay

Drewberry periodically survey the general public to find out what they actually want when they’re seeking our advice. 

With our latest...

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If ever there was an example highlighting the imminent death of high street banks, this is it

This is truly staggering and shows just how more and more out of touch and irrelevant our high street banks are becoming.   

The key...

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Podcasting: 'It builds trust, credibility and brand loyalty'. The perfect Social Media platform for IFAs & Financial Advisers?

Great to see our friend Pete Matthew being highlighted in the Guardian for his (superb) Podcasting work.

There are less than a handful of...

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