Your TFP update – achieving the British Standard BS 8577

Published on March 24, 2021 by TFP Team Category: News & TFP updates

There’s just one topic for this month’s TFP update – but it’s an important one.

It brings us great pleasure to confirm that TFP Financial Planning Ltd. have been awarded British Standard BS 8577, a highly assessed framework for the provision of financial advice and planning services.

The assessment follows a two-year period of dedication and effort from the team at TFP Financial Planning Ltd, led by Lucy Byrom, working with our external consultants, Standards International Ltd.

The only recognised British Standard for financial planning

BS 8577 is the only recognised British Standard for financial planning and is awarded to companies able to demonstrate best practice within their operational systems and processes.

The certification examines our business in detail within every area, demonstrating that we achieve a high standard of professionalism and efficiency in everything we do.

Doing the right things for our clients

TFP have always been extremely proud of the outcomes we provide to our clients, putting them at the heart of everything we do. We have also built a team of enthusiastic and passionate people who are committed to the same cause – supporting our clients.

The great feedback we receive from our clients and professional connections demonstrates the success of this approach, but this certification has allowed us to test our business against the stringent criteria of an external assessment which would demonstrate a high level of professionalism and expertise.

We looked at our operations, procedures, and processes – examining every aspect of the business – and reviewing, tweaking, and updating along the way.

Our aim is always to continue innovating and ensure that the experience every client receives is consistent, enjoyable and delivers the best outcomes for them.

The assessment confirmed our belief, as a team, that life is an opportunity. We recognise everyone is unique and that real planning changes lives. We want our team, clients, and their families to have the freedom and confidence to live the life they want and deserve.

As confirmed in our assessor’s feedback, we demonstrate this throughout our business and processes, and in the outcomes generated.

Achieving the certification showed we are doing the right things for our team and clients, as well as bringing even further improvement to our day-to-day operations.

A strong foundation for working with all our clients

We are always looking at how we can improve, both in terms of the services we provide and the development of our team.

The achievement of gaining BS 8577 for the provision of financial advice and planning services means that we have built an even stronger foundation, and that we can continue working better with our clients and team for many years to come.

What the Standards International Assessor said about TFP Financial Planning Ltd. following our assessment

“The way you approach working with clients feels genuine and professional and their best interests are always put first. Your financial planning process and the time you take to coach and educate clients differentiates TFP Financial Planning and as a result enhances the quality of your financial planning outcomes.

“I loved your passion and enthusiasm towards using Voyant cash flow planning and Timeline, making these valuable tools a pivotal part of the financial planning process and client journey for the majority of clients.

“You have a detailed understanding of how investments work, a clear investment philosophy and a well-researched approach to portfolio construction and platform selection. I was particularly impressed with Dan’s explanation about your philosophy and approach to the current market tilt towards ESG investing.

“The financial planning process seeks to deliver the best outcomes for clients. I felt that the overall approach to financial planning was very professional, comprehensive and that it is being provided by very skilled and capable planners, supported by a fantastic internal support team.”

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