By Liza Campion | 19 May 2021
Head of Corporate Accounts at Precise Mortgages, Liza Campion highlights the importance of understanding the self-employed market and the lenders that can support you and your customers.
Tenet is one of the UK’s largest and most financially robust adviser support groups, providing award-winning support to appointed representatives and directly authorised firms
Our award-winning services for mortgage & protection adviser firms.
Compliance and business development support for Directly Authorised firms.
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By choosing to become a member of the Tenet family, we will work with you to make the whole process as seamless as possible by supporting you every step of the way:
Tenet is a multi-award-winning financial adviser support group, providing an extensive range of services to hundreds of appointed representative and directly authorised financial adviser firms across the UK. We have over a quarter of a century’s worth of experience, £30m net assets, significant cash reserves and three institutional shareholders (Aviva, Standard Life Aberdeen & Aegon), so we are robust and here for the long-term.
Our position within the industry means we have the influence to help shape the way it develops, and our established infrastructure and expert resources allow us to adapt to environmental changes along the way. Our close relationship with the Financial Conduct Authority, as well as being on the board of key financial services organisations such as APFA and AMI, ensures we are well informed of climate changes and are able to have appropriate building blocks in place to support advisers well into the future.
By joining Tenet, we will treat you as an individual, as a partner, providing choices and enabling you to run your business in a way which is right for you and your clients. Independent or restricted (or even a hybrid of both); appointed representative or directly authorised; investment or non-investment; at Tenet, it’s YOUR choice. Whichever route you follow, you will have a team of over 250 people who will strive to add value and income to your business.
The story started in the 1980s, but it was in 1992 when things really started to take shape when the M&E Network was launched. Designed with the needs of financial advisers in mind, M&E Network connected advisers and provided expert support and tailored services at a time when they needed it the most due to new regulation enforcing them to choose whether to be tied or independent.
The Group continued to be successful and, in 1999, it acquired Interdependence Ltd (a company with a similar offering to M&E) and launched the Tenet Group. Since then, Tenet has continued to grow, acquire other businesses and build more services, all designed to provide an even better service to advisers - whatever their status or needs. From compliance and training, to product research and business development support - all within an ever-changing and highly-regulated financial services market.
As the business grew, Tenet retained its independence, rejecting the chance to float on the stock market, in order that it could continue to focus on providing a first class service to advisers. It’s also financially robust, with major financial backing from Aviva, Standard Life Aberdeen and Aegon.
Today, Tenet has the same values, individuality and objectives as it did all those years ago - to provide an unrivalled choice and expertise that adds value and income to an adviser’s business. So whether you choose our mortgage & protection services, our investment services, compliance services or Tenet&You, we’ll work with you to make your business a success.
Like any successful business, we have a clear strategy in place with a vision, mission and values which are designed to direct our employees and enable us to achieve our goals.
Mark Scanlon, Chief Executive
Helen Ball, Group Operations Director
Julie Darlington, Group Risk & Regulatory Director
Keely Craig CFA, Group Finance Director
“Tenet provide the utmost professionalism and efficiency. They instil confidence to my business in a financial world which is fraught with lenders, regulation and advising consistency. We feel part of one team rather than AR against/vs Network, each department works in tandem and the support offered is next to none.”
“Tenet are very easy and helpful to deal with and I can’t see myself ever moving again as the support I have had so far is second to none and they let me get on and earn my money, which is key. Their compliance support is helpful and not over-powering. I can always pick up the phone and speak with them, they will help me with whatever I need to know.”
“From the moment I made contact with Tenet the team have been fantastic and very supportive with my onboarding and training. As a start up I think it’s brilliant that Tenet now embrace the opportunity to nurture and support the right new businesses on their journey.”
“From the start of joining Tenet the whole process was fantastic. We’ve been with the network for a year or so now, and it really is a breath of fresh air.”
“I would happily recommend Tenet to any adviser who wants to be part of an established network which genuinely cares about adding value to your business.”
“As my company is a member of Tenet, I have found that there’s always a suitably qualified person available who is willing to share their expertise and spend time to help me to develop the areas that are important to me. I feel that, in an uncertain world, it’s vital to move forward with confidence and Tenet helps me and my company to do this.”
“I have always been impressed with the support from Tenet...The compliance team are also very approachable if you have any potential concerns, dealing with things efficiently and quickly. Tenet is robust and moving with the times.”
“The system of buying professional compliance support works well for us and has halved our compliance costs as a result. At Bartlett we have found that by bringing in professional compliance consultants who give an impartial view and recommendations, the senior team respond faster and act more proactively in sorting out any compliance issues.”
“Tenet were extremely helpful in assisting us with the transition (to becoming directly authorised) and the support has been excellent. I’m confident that we made the right choice in continuing our working relationship with Tenet. Those already with Tenet that are thinking of making this transition, look no further. Tenet will provide all the support that you will need!”
“I’ve been very impressed with the support from Tenet. I always feel confident that they are up to speed on current regulation which is communicated in a regular, easy to read bulletins.”
“Over the last 15 years I have been with Tenet as a network member, and then since 2008 as a directly authorised firm. From quarterly compliance audits to using the individual and corporate paraplanning services, Tenet offers the modern day IFA the job lot. A priceless all round service we would be lost without.”
Due to our ongoing success, we’re looking for talented individuals to join our growing team. Find the right role for you on our new recruitment website.
As one of the UK’s largest financial adviser groups, we support hundreds of firms which are looking to grow. You can find some of the latest positions we have available our adviser jobs page.
We work in partnership with providers, lenders and fund managers to produce a range of magazines throughout the year. These are sent in printed and e-book formats to our advisers, keeping them abreast of news at Tenet and latest developments in our ever-changing market. Take a look at the magazines by clicking on the links below...INVEST INVESTMENT OUTLOOK LEND PROTECT INVESTMENT & RETIREMENT FOCUS LENDER INSIGHT INVESTMENT INSIGHT
At Tenet we provide an extensive range of events, which are designed to help financial advisers keep abreast of the latest market developments and receive all the CPD needed to achieve the annual Statement of Professional Standing.
In April of this year we introduced our online events programme online, enabling us to continue supporting adviser development through these online events offering the same CPD that you would expect to receive at our live events.
The events are free to attend - so what have you got to lose by coming along?
These events focus on the protection market. With Tenet and the industries focus in this area, they are designed to meet advisers’ development needs and provide a valuable insight into this market. All of the sessions at these events offer IDD CPD, and are open to advisers, paraplanners and admin staff. Our Provider partners also look at other ways you can obtain further IDD CPD.
They offer a variety of important information from a wide range of protection providers, Tenet Senior Management and Tenet Adviser Training. They also provide an opportunity for advisers to network and meet key staff from Tenet and our strategic protection partners.
These events focus on investments and pensions. The events are designed to meet advisers' development needs and provide a valuable insight into the current markets.
They offer a variety of important information from a wide range of provider partners, Tenet’s Senior Management and Tenet Adviser Training. They also provide an opportunity for advisers to network and meet key staff from Tenet and our strategic provider partners.
These events focus on mortgages and lending. They are designed to meet advisers’ development needs and provide a valuable insight into the growing lending market.
These events include the opportunity for advisers to network and conclude with sessions from Tenet’s Senior Management and Tenet Adviser Training.
Tenet host webinars on the morning of the last Friday of every month with a single Provider, Fund Manager or Lender which you can view from the comfort of your home or office. You have the opportunity to view the webinar and interact with the speakers, asking any questions you may have. To help plan your diary for the year ahead, we would recommend booking these at the start of the year.
For further details, please visit our dedicated events website