Gold Standard Awards now open for entries
With the FCA pronouncing the end of tick box compliance, companies in the financial services sector that are going above and beyond standard practices to fulfill customer needs will be one step ahead.
Now in their 12th year, the Gold Standard Awards not only take account of a company’s capability to conduct business, but assess standards of service, financial strength, fair value and trust, as well as governance and social responsibility.
The awards recognise that assessing a wide range of factors is the only way to gain a true picture of whether a company has structures in place that have the customer at its heart and are sustainable enough to meet the requirements of an ever-evolving financial services sector.
One of the advantages of the Gold Standard Awards is that such a comprehensive assessment can act as a self audit of processes and procedures adopted, to give a clearer indication as to whether all the dots are indeed joined up.
Entry is confidential. Those who do not make the standard are not publicly revealed. For information on how to enter go to www.goldstandardawards.com.
Categories for this year's awards are:
- Fund Management
- Group Pensions
- Individual Pensions
- Independent Financial Advice
- Discretionary Portfolio Management
- Wealth Management
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Appointed by FCA and PSR boards