Tina Manion of Retirement Planning Specialists in Cincinnati says there’s no comparison between FSC Securities, Broker/Dealer of the Year in Division IV, and the other B/Ds she’s been with. Manion’s had the experience to know the difference. She’s been in business for 24 years, and spent some 21 of those years with other B/Ds. The first difference she remarks on at FSC is service. “I get immediate service, which I did not receive from my previous B/Ds,” she says emphatically. The second big difference is the accessibility to home office staff. They are extremely friendly, she says, and are always willing to go the extra mile for the reps. They also provide a wide range of services, and are always looking for ways to help reps do business better.
Carol Joseph of Mooney Financial Services in Worthington, Ohio, agrees with Manion’s assessment. Her position at an MFA (Managing Field Associate) office ensures that she has plenty of dealings not only with the home office, but with some 60 reps throughout the country who come to the MFA to resolve problems. Joseph says that what she hears them say about FSC versus other B/Ds has definitely influenced her positive opinion of FSC. “They (people at the home office) really go out of their way to work with the independent reps,” says Joseph. “They know we are the backbone of the industry.” She also feels that the home office staff go out of their way to take care of business matters. Their friendliness, she says, makes a big difference when you call with a problem.