SIFA was established in 1992 to encourage and support interaction between legal and financial advisers, providing marketing, training, compliance and business development services to IFAs both within and outside the professions.
SIFA's belief is that linking with financial advisers who share the professional culture, enables solicitors to differentiate their practices by providing an enhanced client service, which also assists them to regain the pivotal role of trusted advisers.
It has therefore created a select category of SIFA membership known as SIFA Professional, for SIFA members who wish to be promoted to solicitors and who satisfy criteria approved by the Law Society's quality standards body, Lexcel.
SIFA Professional firms enjoy a special range of support services and are listed in SIFA's Directory of Professional advisers, which is endorsed by the Law Society and accessible via the Society's website.
SIFA’s expertise in the legal/ financial market is second to none, two of SIFA's directors having previously been senior Law Society officials and a third director being a solicitor. By providing compliance and business development services to solicitors, who as a result of the Legal Services Act are now subject to FCA-style principles-based regulation, SIFA is able to pave the way for relationships with SIFA Professional firms.
SIFA was acquired by The SimplyBiz Group in August 2011.
To find out more, visit www.sifa.co.uk