This firm supports independent financial advisers and tries to make their lives more straightforward. Personal Touch Financial Services bulk buys products such as life insurance and mortgages from the likes of Halifax and Bank of Scotland and sells them to brokers, packaged with compliance training, marketing support, and online sourcing and quotation facilities. Founded in the West Midlands by four colleagues in 1994, the company has raised its sales 79% a year from £10m in 2002 to £57.1m in 2005. Lloyds TSB has just bought a minority stake in a deal that values the company at £50m.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank64
CompanyPersonal Touch Financial Services
ActivityFinancial services provider
LocationWest Midlands
Annual sales rise over 3 years78.84%
Latest sales £000s57,144
Staff144
Founded1995
Websitewww.personaltouchfs.com

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