Our focus is on Directly Authorised IFA firms, who specialise in the investment, retirement planning and decumulation advice arena.

Drawing on our extensive hands-on approach we are able to offer a range of effective support services tailored to your needs. Our strength and expertise is working with IFAs, helping them meet the regulatory requirements, principally those laid down by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About TIFAC

What we do

TIFAC is a firm of compliance specialists offering practical advice, support and supplementary services to Directly Authorised IFA firms. We aim to help with the burden of Regulatory compliance on our client IFA firms, enabling you to focus more effectively on your core business activities.

Premier Service

A low-cost Regulatory update service for IFA firms. Throughout the year, we issue to registered firms our “Regulatory Updates” to cover key changes & issues that affect the IFA industry.

File Checking

This is either on a PAYG basis or an agreed number of cases over six or twelve months. With a focus on ‘Suitability’ and based on the client’s circumstances, ATR / CFL, needs and objectives we can assist firms with our Comprehensive file-checking service.

T&C Courses / CPD

From Supervisor Refresher courses to Zoom training on Anti-Money Laundering / Data-protection/ Complaints Handling / Anti-Bribery / Whistleblowing we deliver IFA focused training.

Compliance Audits

We are able to carry out both a remote AND face to face Compliance review / audit service at a competitive price. We do not require IFAs to pay a set monthly retainer and work for most IFAs on a fixed project fee.

FCA Authorisations

Whether you are a member of a Network, or just fancy ‘going it alone’, the benefits of direct authorisation are significant. We can also provide all the necessary guidance and support to vary or resign Permissions where necessary.

IFA Project Work

We are able to undertake one-off projects for IFA firms who require expertise at a particular point in time. All projects are delivered in a bespoke way, fitting the exact needs of your firm.

DB Pension Transfer Checking

Our connected company, Pension Transfer Checking Limited, firms are able to arrange to have your "Occupational transfers" checked on a "pay as you go" basis.

RegData and Gabriel Returns

Our sister firm Regulatory Returns Ltd (RRL) can provide assistance with your RegData / GABRIEL return. RRL can complete your RegData / GABRIEL return, relieving you from the stress of this ever changing bi-annual task. They offer an over viewing service where they sense check your input prior to submission to the FCA.

PII for IFAs

PI insurance experts such as Griffiths & Armour are a good starting place for you to find a personal service, which leaves you feeling confident that your firm is fully protected and supported by a Risk and Claims team that you can rely on.