Needanadviser.com director Joanne Roberts is launching a campaign to assist smaller IFAs with their compliance needs, ahead of their impending FSA visits.
The online IFA firm says with financial crime issues within the 11,000 small firms’ becoming more of a focus from the regulator, it feels there is a need for additional support in this area.
The free service will be available through website Complianceit.com.
Roberts says advisers need to up their game in compliance, focusing on Treating Customers Fairly.
She says: “I am an IFA and have been for nearly 20 years, as well as a compliance specialist. I am not just an unregulated compliance consultant with no concerns, I also receive calls from the FSA like any other IFA and that keeps me extremely focused.”