There is a wide range of useful resources available for our ICAEW DPB (Investment Business) firms.
Stay up to date with the latest DPB guidance and best practice information.
An introduction to the ICAEW DPB (Investment Business) licence
DPB compliance review
An introduction to insurance distribution
This guide will help firms identify whether a DPB (Investment Business) licence or FCA authorisation is needed to undertake a particular investment activity or whether this can be done without any authorisation under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the Act).
This guide is full of practical information on the areas we often find firms need clarity about during our quality assurance monitoring reviews. It covers topics such as the basics of compliance, introductions to financial advisers, which insurance distribution activities can and cannot be offered and guidelines on commenting on financial advice. The format of the guide allows you to work through the potential issues your firm might come across and to create an action plan for each of these.
This publication gives an insight into financial services regulation, and guidance on identifying suitable regulated financial advisers for your clients.
DPB (Investment Business) compliance review: a checklist of matters firms need to address when they conduct an annual compliance review in accordance with ICAEW’s DPB (Investment Business) Handbook for licensed firms.
Hints and tips to ensure your firm is making the most of a DPB (Investment Business) licence and what licensed firms should be aware of. An overview of common findings from our review of firms.
Helpsheet explaining regulations surrounding making introductions to financial advisers and the scope of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.Fee protection insurance
This helpsheet provides guidance regarding fee protection insurance.
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ICAEW Personal Financial Planning Community
For those with an interest in personal financial planning, this community is dedicated to this increasingly important sector of the professional advice market. It provides a portal to access relevant content across a range of subjects that are of interest from either a professional and/or personal perspective. The community is open to ICAEW members and those that have a professional interest in this area. There is no joining fee.