No one has a better understanding of your individual business requirements.

Compliance First was established in the millennium year in Glasgow to provide compliance and business support services to directly authorised financial advisers.

In 2007, we became part of SimplyBiz remaining true to our core service and values providing high quality, bespoke support, specific to advisory practices.

Our ethos is to genuinely treat our Clients as individuals by developing service propositions that fit into their advisory business. The team currently delivers this ethos to over 530 client firms and almost 1,200 advisers across the UK.

As part of SimplyBiz, we continue to provide bespoke support to our Clients, operating independently whilst also giving our Clients the opportunity to enjoy many of the additional benefits of being associated with a larger group of companies.

Multi award-winning service from Compliance First

Professional Adviser Awards 2018 Professional Adviser Awards 2019 Professional Adviser Awards 2020 Professional Adviser Awards 2021


“When I decided to go directly authorised to the FCA in February 2014 I looked at many Compliance services providers and decided on Compliance First for a number of reasons. Firstly, they were recommended by another IFA who had been happy with their services for over 5 years. They were welcoming and professional from my first contact and laid out their proposition which met my needs. Costs was also important and comparably, pound for pound, I felt they were very reasonable for what they offered. They advised and assisted me with my application from start to finish, and I was authorised within 11 weeks. Since authorisation, they have been very supportive and helpful. I receive two visits per year which are very comprehensive and provide me with great comfort for my business. Their Technical desk is very knowledgeable and always helpful. When it comes to the dreaded and  laborious Gabriel Returns, they are invaluable and very patient - a virtue which I test every six months. I would highly recommend to anyone, whatever the size of their business.”

David Macfarlane
DVelop Wealth Ltd.

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