The Institute of Financial Planning has announced that four more firms are to join its Accredited Financial Planning Firms register.
The four firms are Hale Partnership, Midas Fides, Jessop Financial Planning and Tucana Financial Planning.
These firms will join 40 already on the register, which was launched six months ago.
To become accredited, firms must satisfy a set of criteria which demonstrates they offer a full financial planning service, including cashflow modelling as well as policies and procedures consistent with the IFP's Code of Ethics and Practice Standards.
They must also offer a consistent company-wide fee structure.
In addition, at least 50% of the firms FSA registered advisers must be qualified certified financial planners.
Nick Cann, CEO of IFP said: "As was clear at the inaugural conference for accredited firms held on 22 March, these [accredited] firms represent the leaders of the profession.
"We hope that by working with such a strong group of individuals we can bring more clarity to consumers about how financial planning can benefit them."
Due to leave 31 May
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