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Network League Tables  

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The network tables are all produced using data collected from the FCA register. The table is not intended to indicate which are "best" networks, as this is subjective and based on individual requirements. 

The data shows how many Appointed Representative firms (AR's) each network have on a specific date, how they have increased or decreased in a specified time frame in terms of AR numbers and how many individual advisers they have. 

​For information and tips on looking for a network that suits your requirements please go to our choosing a network page.

​The FCA definition of a network is; “To be classed as a network, a principal Firm;
a) has five or more appointed representatives (not counting introducer appointed representatives); or
b) whose appointed representatives, not counting introducer appointed representatives (and being fewer than five) have, between them, 26 or more representatives

Adviser numbers are based on functions CPD20 & CPD21, functions for advising and arranging mortgages and equity release respectively.

Some networks do have advisers that are CPD21 only (Equity Release).

The table excludes advisers that may hold investment, pension or other permissions but do not hold permissions to advise on mortgages.

The table excludes protection only sellers.

Introducer Appointed Representatives are excluded.

Some networks have several Principal firms (networks) in their group but trade under one brand, these are denoted by *.

Figures include AR firms that joined and left a network in the same specified time period denoted on each table.

The tables are organised by total number of AR Firms registered with the network.

There are many reasons why a network may have a large number of AR’s Join or leave in any given period, it does not necessarily mean there is an issue. Just seek advice if are looking for a new home.

Any firm or adviser should not choose a network based on its number of AR’s or advisers alone (propositions and culture varies considerably)

There are firms that are Directly Authorised with national coverage and hundreds of advisers (Registered Individuals), some of which are considered to be amongst the largest producers of business in the UK, but are not a network, so do not feature in the table.

A network allows the firm or adviser to have their own company and brand.

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