At Architas, we’ve been helping advisers and clients to spread risk sensibly since 2008. We manage and advise on over £24bn of assets on behalf of a range of clients across Europe and Asia.

Our focus is on keeping things simple, aiming to make the process of choosing an investment as straightforward as possible. We do this through our multi-manager funds, which invest in a selection of leading fund managers, who specialise in different asset classes and countries. Diversifying in this way means investors could potentially benefit from the experience of some of the best fund managers in one investment solution.

We want to make investing accessible to everyone – whether they’re looking for a more comfortable retirement, or simply seeking a little extra security.


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comparethemarket.com launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. Providing customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans, comparethemarket.com works with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.

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Direct Line

Started in 1985, Direct Line became the first UK insurance company to use the telephone as its main channel of communication. It provides motor, home, travel and pet insurance cover direct to customers by phone or on-line. 

Direct Line general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

Direct Line and U K Insurance limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc. Customers can find out more about Direct Line products or get a quote by calling 0345 246 3761 or clicking below.


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eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets for everyone to trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. As a global investment platform, we empower people to invest by giving them access to the financial instruments they want. From cryptoassets to stocks, we make investing easy and open up the shared knowledge of our global community. Today, eToro has over ten million registered users across 140 countries who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

eToro acts as a bridge between the old world of investing and the new, helping investors navigate and benefit from the transition of assets to the blockchain. eToro is the only place where investors can hold traditional assets such as stocks or commodities alongside 'new' assets such as bitcoin. We believe that in the future all assets will be tokenised and that crypto is just the first step on this journey.

eToro is regulated in Europe by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

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Guardian is a famous name in financial services with a long history of helping to protect families since 1821. We’ve re-entered the market with a single ambition; for every family to have protection that they truly believe in. We believe the only way to achieve that is if protection is sold with quality advice. That’s why we work exclusively with advisers.  

Our brand promise is ‘Life. Made Better.’ We aim to make life better for everyone. Customers’ lives will be made better for knowing that they, and their dependants, have cover specially designed to never let them down. And advisers’ lives will be made better for knowing that working with us will be effortless, and that our policies will help them give the very best advice. 

We plan to disrupt the market and challenge the typical way protection is done. We offer Life Protection and Critical Illness Protection - and Income Protection will follow early 2019.

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LifeSearch protects more than 100,000 families a year from many offices across the UK and one in South Africa.  We serve the customers of leading price comparison websites, banks and insurers, through online trading and expert advice and support over the telephone. 

Our driving purpose has long been, “To love getting far more people than anyone ever thought possible to protect themselves, their families and their businesses, in a way we know is best for them.” We are getting there. 

We are the UKs largest protection intermediary by quite some way and regularly lend our 21 years’ worth of expertise to insurers and other trade organisations who ask for our help to improve what our market does for consumers and we are proud to have recently helped found the Women in Protection group too.

We say: “LifeSearch loves sponsoring the Consumer Champion of the Year award because we can’t think of a higher purpose for a personal finance journalist than being just that. Our version of championing consumers is to help them get the best life insurance and protection outcomes possible by doing to them as we would be done by and so helping them and their families to be more financially resilient. 

So this award, which recognises those who champion the cause of consumers every day, is right up our street.”

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Scottish Widows

Scottish Widows was founded in 1815 as Scotland’s first mutual life office and is one of the most recognised brands in the life, pensions and investment industry in the UK. In May 2018 Scottish Widows was named Pension Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at the FD’s Excellence Awards. 

In November 2017, Scottish Widows won ‘Company of the Year’ at the Financial Adviser Service Awards, along with ‘5 Star’ service awards in each of the individual categories of Life & Pensions, Investments and Mortgages. In addition to this accolade, Scottish Widows won a number of other awards throughout 2017, including, ‘Pensions Provider of the Year’ at the Pensions Age Awards, ‘De-Risking Provider of the Year’ at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards and ‘Risk Reduction Provider of the Year’ at the UK Pensions Awards.

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Yolt is a money app built to empower you to be smarter with your money. Created to end multiple app juggling, users are able to view their accounts, credit cards and pensions together in one clear place, allowing them to manage their money with confidence and live life to the full.

Yolt is a venture of ING Bank N.V. and was born in 2016. It has the security and strength of a corporate yet thinks and acts with the agility of a start-up. Yolt has created all its systems in-house from scratch and is at the forefront of Open Banking in the UK. Yolt now has 500,000 registered users and is available on the Google Play and Apple store in the UK, Italy and France. 

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