Introducer or Appointed Representative?

The Partnership Podcast

This year’s regulation mini-series on the Partnership Podcast ends by welcoming back past SAIF President Jim Auld, who has had a very different journey towards Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation from previous guests.

While the last two funeral directors Malcolm Flanders spoke to favoured becoming Appointed Representatives (ARs) from the start, Jim, as a sole trader, leaned towards the Introducer Appointed Representative (IAR) route. He talks to Malcolm about the benefits and drawbacks, including potential changes to how he talks with families, and discusses where his thinking has since led him.

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This latest edition ends the Partnership Podcast’s regulation mini-series, which includes episodes focused on the AR route, including Simon Hall and Maria Stibbards talking about their journeys.

All past episodes are also downloadable through apps like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and many more, where you can download each episode to listen at your leisure.

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