Professional standards: We’ve achieved BS 8577 again – and gone even further!

15th January 2020

Last year we were delighted to reveal that we’d achieved British Standard (BS) 8577 accreditation for our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients. Now, we’re thrilled to have secured the award again, plus we’ve gone one step further and have been awarded ISO 22222 for the first time.

The ISO 22222 is the only international quality standard for financial planning. It assesses financial planners on their ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, experience and ethical value to consistently deliver a high-quality service to each client.

Damien and the rest of the Otter team underwent a rigorous assessment process to secure the certification. The assessment covers a range of different areas, from ethical principles through to demonstrating continual improvement. The areas covered are all ones that we pride ourselves on delivering to clients and by meeting the benchmark we ensure that our service is consistently of the high-quality clients expect from us.

Commenting on the ISO 22222 accreditation, the assessor said: “Damien works extremely hard to be the best possible version of himself. This determination will see him and Otter Financial achieve great things.”

We also met the BS 8577 accreditation, which, again, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional services to our clients. Learn more about the BS 8577 here.

The BS 8577 assessor said: “The team at Otter Financial Services have completed an impressive amount of work to improve their business in recent years. This has been a huge undertaking for a small business and is a testament to their desire to run the business in an ethical and cohesive way. Well done for your continued hard work and dedication to meeting the standards of BS 8577 for another year!”

We’re now one of just a handful of financial planning firms in the UK to hold both these prestigious awards.

At Otter Financial Services we’re committed to ensuring we continue to meet high standards. Part of this commitment includes being assessed by an independent body on a regular basis. Both the BS 8577 and ISO 22222 gives us an opportunity to measure our working practices against esteemed benchmarks set out by certification bodies.

If you have any questions about our achievements, please get in touch.