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Gloucestershire wealth management specialists purchases Scottish financial advice firm

Wealth management firm St James's Place have announced the acquisition of a Scottish-based financial advice firm.

St James's Place who have their headquarters in Cirencester have announced they have acquired Policy Services Ltd, subject to regulatory approval.

In an announcement, St James's Place said: "PSL has been a longstanding provider of administration, fee reconciliation and advice services to Partners of SJP and their clients who hold non-SJP policies and plans.

"Following the acquisition, PSL will be 100 per cent owned by St. James's Place and will continue to operate as an independent trading entity, directly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

"It will retain its own name and brand. There will be no changes to business operations at PSL as a result of the acquisition and this closer alignment of the businesses gives even greater clarity for clients on their overall financial affairs.

Peter Edwards, Establishment Director at St. James's Place, said: "I am delighted to welcome Policy Services Ltd to the St. James's Place Group.

"This acquisition is a natural next step in the continuation of a long-standing and successful business relationship.

"We look forward to Policy Services further strengthening the services it offers to Partners and clients who hold non-SJP products in their portfolios."

David Ness, Policy Services CEO, said: "I am excited that Policy Services Ltd will be joining the St. James's Place Group.

"We have been a close associate of St. James's Place for over 17 years and take great pride in our ability to support clients by providing them with financial advice."

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