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MIFAS launches buying club

Misys IFA Services (MIFAS), has announced the launch of its buying Club for the benefit of its members.

The MIFAS Buying Club will provide members with access to discounted products and services for their businesses.

It offers products and services from Insight (providers of computer hardware and software products), Parity (IT and management skills training specialists), and has agreed a deal with Regus (office space suppliers), of which further details will be released shortly.

Andrew Oliver, head of marketing at Misys IFA Services says: “We are continually seeking to add value to the service we provide to network members and the launch of the Buying Club is just one example of our efforts to date. Using the combined buying power of Misys and its Networks we are able to negotiate preferential deals for members, and it is our intention to add more products and services which are of value to our members to the MIFAS Buying Club in the future.”


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