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21 years of Compliance FirstCompliance 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 


I have been in the Financial services industry since 1990 starting as a broker consultant and then as an IFA for the last 15 years. During this time, I have experienced the opinions of IFAs on compliance and I have gained my own experience from using compliance firms.

Compliance First and their staff have in my relations with them shown themselves to be extremely supportive, informative, always pleasant in their communications and always willing to go that bit extra to aid their clients. Their fee structure is also competitive and their website simple to use.

If asked by any of my peers would I recommend Compliance First as a suitable choice for their compliance needs my reply would be 100% yes.

Martin McArthur  - MKM Financial Management Ltd

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