Is Compliance a Benefit or a Burden?

The collective noun in our industry defining government policy, regulation and professional indemnity insurance is compliance. Compliance is the financial adviser’s daily barrier – compulsory, controlling and costly in both time and money. But is has to be so, since the consequences of not abiding with compliant demands could be a swift exit from the…

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Business Efficiency

To achieve business efficiency does not mean you have to go down the ‘restricted advice’ model, it is more about the technology, processes and procedures that are adopted and less about your advice range. Our focus on process has meant we are extremely efficient for a firm which adopts the unbiased and unrestricted independent model….

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Time to Define your Adviser Model

You should hopefully be in a position to have settled on a suitable base structure on which to build your business. It could be for example: Directly Authorised | Restricted Advice |Sole Trader Lifestyle Model Registered Individual | Independent Advice | Sole Trader Lifestyle Model Directly Authorised | Independent Advice | Multi-adviser Model Whichever type…

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New IFAs as Truly Independent Continues to Grow

We have recently appointed three new independent financial advisers to our growing team across the UK and are fast approaching a total of 50 IFAs. As we strive to become a household name and grow the company to 100 IFAs we were delighted to welcome three new faces. This included James Larton in Lancaster, Simon…

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Financial Adviser or Business People?

There are many financial advisers, and very few of them hold business qualifications. Equally, there are many business people who are strong financially; they tend to rely on accountants. The role of being both a financial adviser and a business person running a multi adviser business is counter-intuitive. It may be intuitive to think that…

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Our Approach to Services

We provide our financial advisers with a range of all-inclusive services for them so they can focus on their clients and this is not to be confused with the advice services our financial advisers provide for their clients. However, for their clients, we provide a comprehensive Terms of Business that covers all the services (and…

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Our Approach to Support

We provide new advisers with local mentoring support. From our vast experience, we know that in-the-field support is crucial to the long-term success of any financial adviser. Our mentoring approach is unique and allows an adviser’s induction needs to be tailored specifically to them. The training and mentoring that are carried out by existing financial…

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Our Approach to Succession

We’ve come up with an alternative option for those wanting a smooth transition into retirement. One option that we have developed is to match a retiring adviser (retiree) with a level 4 qualified Truly Independent adviser (successor) in a two stage acquisition process. Working together, there is a natural blend of experience and qualifications where…

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Yammer Intranet – Altogether Connected

Our Yammer Intranet allows us to connect and engage across the company. Staying connected is more important than ever, and this is a simple way for us to collaborate, share knowledge and engage with each other. We want to ensure uniformity of thinking across the whole company, and this is further delivered through our use…

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When and What to Pitch?

Firstly, pitching takes imagination, effort and practice. There is no shortcut or magic potion. However, there is a process that works providing you stick to the right order. As a financial adviser there are two areas where you might find yourself needing to pitch: Social Pitch – this is generally short and explains who you…

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