Here you can find a list of useful resources related to financial matters, managing money, benefits, the regulating entities and professional standards bodies of the financial services sector.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is an independent non-governmental body, a company limited by guarantee and financed by the financial services industry. As regulators of our industry, the FCA holds a register of companies and individuals who are authorised and regulated to offer financial advice and make arrangements for their customers.
SIFA (Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice) aims to assist solicitors and fee-based financial advisers to work together to mutual benefit, enabling solicitors to differentiate themselves from existing and new competitors by providing an holistic client service; and enabling financial advisers to provide complementary advice and to contribute marketing and client database management skills.
The Money Advice Service is a free, independent service set up by government and funded by the financial services industry. It contains useful resources like budget planners and is a great place to start educating yourself on many financial matters.
The Equity Release Council exists to ensure that equity release products are safe and reliable for consumers. It sets the Code of Conduct, standards and principles for members of the Equity Release Council. Through this board, members are able to guarantee their customers that they offer products and services which conform to the best practices of the sector, ensuring customers are fully informed and increasingly protected.