This title is only awarded to firms committed to developing and maintaining the knowledge and capability of their people so they can deliver the highest quality of advice.
Chartered firms must follow a demanding code of ethical practice. This means they must work in a principled manner that places clients’ interests at the heart of the advice they give.
Chartered status – granted by the Privy Council – is the industry’s gold standard for financial planners and is currently met by fewer than 800 firms across the country.
Why you should use a firm of Chartered Financial Planners
Chartered status brings with it serious obligations. We are required to ensure the advice, service and ongoing support we provide to you is:
- of the highest quality;
- based solely on our client’s researched needs;
- provided by someone operating within their level of competency.
We meet our obligations in a number of ways:
A commitment to the technical and professional development of staff, such as professional qualifications.
All staff members who deal with customers belong to the industry’s professional body, the Personal Finance Society (PFS), the dedicated financial planning arm of the CII Group and adhere to its Code of Ethics, which is enforced through disciplinary sanctions.
We adhere to PFS’s continuing professional development requirements, our staff keep their knowledge and skills up to date.