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Good for you. Good for consumers

Consumers benefit from knowing their provider is part of the STAR scheme, and can expect better communication, universal standards, continuous improvement and improved transparency.

Participating firms benefit from greater certainty when dealing with other providers, leading to fewer queries and reduced administration costs.

"We are strongly supportive of STAR continuing to pursue the full MI and its publication. Improving transfer times remains a priority for the FCA and we have already committed to a review in 2022 of STAR’s progress against its outcomes. If any IT changes are required to meet STAR requirements, we expect firms to budget and plan for it accordingly. We would like to remind firms we will consider taking further action if there is not a demonstrable improvement in the outcomes for consumers transferring."

FCA - April 2021

An initiative supported by government

With over 60 million* individual policies and accounts in the UK and the ongoing growth in transfers, the government is keen that the industry commits to the new standards and that firms participate in the scheme.

“I welcome this initiative and the progress made so far in speeding up transfers. For many members, moving money is straightforward but for some others, it’s far from effective and I’d urge firms to commit to the Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group TRIG framework.”

Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

STAR members can get involved through various STAR groups and projects.

These organisations have already committed their support in principle to STAR. Why not join them?

Criterion was formed for the industry in July 2017, as an independent, not-for-profit industry body for Standards and Governance. It was originally part of Origo Services Ltd and has been publishing standards for over 25 years.

TISA Exchange Limited (TeX) has been established to help facilitate the electronic transfer of wrappers and assets between fund managers, platforms, wealth managers and any firm which holds assets on behalf of investors.

© 2022 CT Holdings and Services Limited (CTHS), a joint venture between TISA Exchange Limited and Criterion Tec Limited.

All rights reserved. Company number: 11700872.

SERVICING AGREEMENT

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1. APPLICANT COVERED BY THIS REGISTRATION.
Please note this registration will not be processed if Step 1 has not been completed.
If your organisation is acting only as an affiliate, you do not need to complete Step 2.
2a. CHOOSE YOUR BRAND
STAR manages the administration of third-party access to the portal, rather than the member firm. This allows for a smoother transition for the member firm and allowing immediate access to the supplier to submit MI on their behalf. STAR will hold an approved list of users per supplier, which will be allocated to your account at the point of registration. This ensures each ‘external’ user has the same access across all their client accounts. Supplier access is restricted and they do not have any ability to see any company information for any client other than what they submit on your behalf. You as the member control access for any other users within your organisation. We will include a more detailed description about the user access on your welcome email and it is clearly defined as part of the User Guide.
STAR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER FOR FIRST BRAND
This person will be the main contact for all notices and other formal communications under this agreement and will be responsible for the administration of the members portal access (including without limitation the providing, updating and removing of authorised User access to the portal during the Term).
2b.
STAR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER FOR THE SECOND BRAND
This person will be the main contact for all notices and other formal communications under this agreement and will be responsible for the administration of the members portal access (including without limitation the providing, updating and removing of authorised User access to the portal during the Term).
2c.
STAR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER FOR THE THIRD BRAND
This person will be the main contact for all notices and other formal communications under this agreement and will be responsible for the administration of the members portal access (including without limitation the providing, updating and removing of authorised User access to the portal during the Term).
2d.
STAR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER FOR THE THIRD BRAND
This person will be the main contact for all notices and other formal communications under this agreement and will be responsible for the administration of the members portal access (including without limitation the providing, updating and removing of authorised User access to the portal during the Term).
3. INVOICE INFORMATION
Invoices are sent by email as standard, if a printed invoice is required please note the address and your requirements in the additional information section.
4. DECLARATION
Before we can process your Brand Registration a STAR Servicing Agreement needs to be signed. Your signatory must be duly authorised for and on behalf of the organisation named in this application.
We only need one signed STAR Servicing Agreement which will cover all brands that you wish to register.
STAR will email the servicing contract to the signatory email address (provided below) through our electronic platform Yoti. This declaration must be signed in order for your application to complete, once we receive the signed agreement we will instruct our finance department to issue your invoice.
You have already supplied a STAR Servicing Agreement, we will be in touch if we need anything else.

Application submitted successfully

Thank you for applying to join the STAR accreditation scheme. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible using the contact information you’ve provided to us.