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Legal & General announce new partnership with First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland.

Tim Breedon and Gerry McGinn, MD of First Trust Bank
Tim Breedon and Gerry McGinn
MD of First Trust Bank

22 June 2012

Tim Breedon and Gerry McGinn, MD of First Trust Bank
Tim Breedon and Gerry McGinn
MD of First Trust Bank

Legal & General and First Trust Bank today announced a long term joint distribution agreement for a range of life insurance, investment and pension products

First Trust's financial consultants will sell Legal & General products throughout their branch network on an appointed representative basis, using Legal & General's RDR model for Banks and Building Societies. Part of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c., First Trust Bank is headquartered in Belfast and has 48 branches across Northern Ireland offering a full range of financial services to customers.

Chris Last, Managing Director, Legal & General Bank & Building Society Distribution said:
"This long term partnership will give First Trust Bank's customers access to our broad range of competitive, value for money products. Continuing to provide financial advice to banking customers in a post RDR world is an important part of our distribution strategy and we are very pleased that First Trust Bank has selected Legal & General to be their partner. "

Brian Hunter, Head of Financial Services, First Trust Bank said:

"We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Legal & General who are a well known brand with an excellent reputation. We remain committed to offering financial advice to our customers as we know this is important to them. Our customers will now benefit from a range of competitive and accessible products combined with first class service."

Notes to editors

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions.
The Legal & General Group, established in 1836, is one of the UK's leading financial services companies. As at 31 March 2012, we were responsible for investing £378 billion worldwide on behalf of investors, policyholders and shareholders. We also had over seven million customers in the UK for our life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans.

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Alyson Bowcott

Alyson Bowcott
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