SimplyBiz has revealed two solutions to meet the needs of restricted and independent advisers from January 2013.
The group is offering a ready-made end to end solution to enable a directly authorised firm to operate as either an independent practice or a restricted one, providing the processes, literature, tools and guidance to deliver either of these propositions "compliantly and profitably".
SimplyBiz is also offering members a self-select guidance process, which enables a directly authorised firm to tailor-make their business model to their own particular requirements for either an independent or restricted offering.
Both solutions are available to SimplyBiz members from yesterday.
Ken Davy, chairman of SimplyBiz, said the group had spent almost £5m helping advisers become RDR ready, and that he was confident most would remain independent.
"Equally through the clear vision we have for 2013 and beyond we know we can now meet the needs of every directly authorised firm in the country, be they independent or restricted."
He said through SimplyBiz's backing of Sandringham Financial Partners, any adviser currently operating as a registered individual within a national or a network can switch for a "new decade" and join Sandringham.
Post RDR, financial planning needs to be an adviser owned activity, Davy said, and not part of a provider owned solution.
"It is essential that clients understand the value delivered by sound financial advice and that, without their adviser, they will not have access to all of the tools, technologies and advice that they need.
"Advisers have to create compelling and impressive client engagements and we are confident that we can provide this for the firms we serve. Advisers will hold the relationship with clients and therefore the rest of the industry must work for advisers."
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