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Legal & General Partnership receives full authorisation from FSA

This confirms that the partnership will be fully authorised to trade under the regulatory regime which takes effect on October 31.

Graham Newitt, Legal & General&#39s managing director of intermediary solutions, says: “We are delighted to receive full authorisation from the FSA. The Legal & General team have worked extremely hard to develop and deliver a market-leading proposition, and the tremendous response from advisers has confirmed what we all believe internally &#45 that the Legal & General Partnership will offer the best network proposition in the market.”

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