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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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71% of millennials “…would rather go to the Dentist than listen to what Banks are saying”

Utterly fascinating times ahead and a big challenge for providers of Financial Services to get their slice of the Millennial action.

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unknownx500 ^@^ina (Irina Patrascu Gheorghita )

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Insurtech is coming - and it's going to be good

Insurance is one sector of financial services that seems to have lagged other areas of the industry in the uptake of technology...

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Amazon Tiptoes Into Banking Business Through Student Loans

Exciting (and yet not so surprising news) from Amazon, who recently announced it will be stepping into the student-loan marketplace...

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21 Female Money Experts Who Really Get Women’s Finances

It's fantastic to see that our Tina Weeks is featured in this list of female Money Experts.  She's in amazing company.

Great too to learn...

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Virtual reality - not just for gamers

Interesting article on where VR is already being used in the insurance industry.  The possibility of putting this technology to use in...

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What does 'uberisation of insurance' actually mean...?

A typically good article from Rick Huckstep, and well worth a read... 

I particularly wanted to draw attention to a key quote - see below.

'...too much money is spent on winning a new customer and not enough on taking care of them once they become a customer.'


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Is it time for London Insurers to Market through Social Media?

This insight from Gracechurch highlights the opportunity for London Insurers to take advantage of marginal gains through social media...

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Robo-advisers looking to drive massive expansion in the financial advice market (not disrupt it)

Finally, we're starting to see some articles which are getting to the nub of what so-called Robo-advice is all about.

Whilst we read all...

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Can your smartphone really handle all your finances?

Articles like this are appearing on a near daily basis, and it's pretty evident that fintech in all its various forms is here to stay.


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