IFA Websites : Our Terms
To make the service to IFAs and Financial Planners straightforward: we have kept the terms of business for our sites as minimal as we can. There's no tie-in period. You pay (setup fee and monthly fee) 2 months after your order date or from an agreed date. If your site is launched before the agreed date, then payment will start from the launch date.
We can usually send you the first draft of your completed website within 2 to 3 weeks, but it can take longer if you're too busy to send everything we need.
We ensure that we keep your site up and running to the best of our ability.
IFA Website Setup
We have a nominal setup charge for templated sites and we'll make some bespoke changes (within reason) for no extra charge.
We will initially use our standard text for your pages as a starting point then add or amend pages as you wish (no extra charge).
We will also upload your Client Agreement provided and any other amendments you may require as well as quarterly customised Newsletters.
We provide you with a choice of free images, both from our library and our preferred stockists: Information on website images »
We will need you to register your domain name with your own internet service provider (if it's a new website), so that your website can be found under that address. When the time comes to launch your site we will ask you to amend the "A" records for that domain or change the nameservers for your domain to ours. We will assist with that stage.
Financial Conduct Authority Compliant Content Assured
We are used to working closely with the major Networks to obtain approval of our sites, and endeavor to use the relevant Regulatory Statements and warnings, although each Network often require differing warnings.
Once you have confirmed you are happy with the site as set up, we need to pass it to your compliance officer, whether in-house or through your Network. Once approved we'll make your site live.
We will contact you to ensure that your site is reviewed each year, liaising with your Network if applicable, as part of our monthly fee. If more frequent reviews are required then we are happy to do for free again (within reason). If we do need to make a charge we will always give you a quote before doing any work.
Our websites have been tested with all current major browser software, to ensure they can be reliably viewed by as many people as possible.
Updating of your site
We offer you an IFA Designer who will update your site for you, pretty much straight away unless you happen to send a regular stream of updates over a short period, then it will be scheduled in. All updates will be done free of charge (*unless you need an excessive amount of change for your finished site). If you want to change the text on your own pages you may need to obtain approval from your compliance officer before adding it to the live site.
Search Engines, Metatags and Google Analytics
We will add page and description metatags to each of your website pages to gain maximum SEO Optimisation, which will help with the search engines and rankings in Google. We will also manage the statistics on your website by adding Google Analytics, unless you're not actively seeking new business. Management of your website statistics is part of the service, we like to monitor your site's impressions and search queries on Google using our Webmaster Tools dashboard to keep an eye on your website's performance.
Backing up and security
We take regular backups of all the sites we manage.
IFA Website Costs
Our monthly costs are as displayed on our website. We reserve the right to review and vary the monthly cost and/or content to apply from 1 January each year, and will give you a minimum of 1 months notice by e-mail of any change by emailing you via the latest mailbox we have for you. Please note that it is our policy to provide a comprehensive service at an affordable price, and we make every effort to keep changes to content or price to a minimum.
IFA Website Payments
Monthly payments will be taken by standing order to commence when your finished site is published, or within 2 months of the order date, whichever is the sooner, as will your setup cost. We will do our best to keep prices as stated, but reserve the right to pass on any unavoidable increases to you by giving 1 months notice in writing.
We prefer monthly standing orders to minimise our admin, that way we can keep our prices down. Although we can invoice quarterly (in advance) if you prefer.
Cancellation of your IFA Website
You can do so at any time, though we'd rather you told us if there's anything you're not happy with.
The Intellectual Property Rights on the design and coding of any site based on your website resides with IFA Web Pro. The contents and images of your website which are provided by IFA Web Pro remain our property and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
IFA Web Pro cannot be liable for any legal action which might arise from the illegal use of any text or images which are supplied by you for the site we are setting up for your advisory firm but which have been copied from another site, or used without permission, copyright or licence to so use them.
Limit of Liability
Although we always strive to give our clients an excellent service, IFA Web Pro cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect loss due to interruption or delays to to our service. We shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by the use, misuse, unavailability or removal of any the services provided by IFA Web Pro or our partner firms.
Variation of your IFA Website Terms
We reserve the right to vary these Terms at any time by giving you a minimum of 1 month's notice by e-mail to the latest email address we hold for you.
Can we assist you with a financial web design?
If you're a Independent financial adviser (IFA) or a financial planner looking for a new financial web design, we would love to talk to you. Please phone 01453 521358 or send us an email. We'l call you as soon as we can.