INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL services giant Royal London has suspended its entire 1,600-strong salesforce for at least two months following an investigation by the Personal Investment Authority. It is believed that a routine visit by PIA inspectors discovered that a large number of the company’s financial advisors had failed to pass the industry standard FPC3 examination, a mandatory qualification for all who sell pensions and insurance policies direct to the public in their homes. A rigorous retraining programme is now under way.