File checking

A common-sense approach to file checking.

The service

A positive compliance experience.

Our compliance service, established in 2017 and currently powered by the Apricity brand, was originally borne from a desire to deliver a positive, pragmatic and useful compliance experience to the often-deemed oppressing world that can be financial regulation.  

Producing top quality files should be a given for any firm, but with the ever-changing nature of regulation, an external pair of eyes really does make all the difference. In addition to gaining peace of mind that you’re on the right side of the FCA, our file checking service provides valuable insight in identifying trends appearing at certain parts of your advice journey.  


The difference

Producing top-quality, compliant files for all.

Clients can expect to receive their files back in 5 days. Or pre-sale file checks have the ability to be back in 3 days. Yep. 3 days.

We provide practical, helpful feedback, including highlighting the good.

We’re pragmatic in offering any process changes that can prevent future issues.

Our file checks are priced competitively, meaning compliance isn’t cost prohibitive for any firm.

We’re not “only” compliance people; we understand the full advice process and so provide common sense feedback.

We don’t assume that if something’s not on the file it doesn’t exist. We chat with you, askfor anything we need, and review the case in its entirety.

In our experience, compliance consultants normally sit on the fence. However, the team are clear and confident in their response to queries.

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Anjeanette Kemp

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