The Gold Standard Awards 2008, run by IFAonline's parent company Incisive Media, are now open for entries.
The awards seek to reward the best in financial services based on an assessment of financial strength, capability, service, fair value and trust.
Now in their sixth year, they are once again being run in association with TCF Index, a company that helps financial firms progress towards the FSA’s Treating Customers Fairly targets.
The awards are open to entry from companies involved in independent financial advice, offshore life assurance, fund management, group pensions, individual pensions, insurance, mortgages, banking, protection and healthcare.
Such is the high standard demanded of entrants that only 48 Gold Standards have been awarded in the awards’ five-year history.
Among last year’s winners are fund managers JPMorgan Asset Management, F&C, BlackRock, Fidelity International and Gartmore, and IFA firms Investment Quorum, Informed Choice and Torquil Clark.
The entry process is all online and is open until mid-September, with the awards being presented at a reception at the House of Commons on 25 November. Visit www.goldstandardawards.com to find out more or to enter.
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