The Kitemark is a voluntary certification scheme. It is only available from BSI and our impartiality and independence help uphold its core values of quality, safety and trust. There is a rigorous process that financial providers need to undergo to achieve the BSI Kitemark.
Financial products will be independently audited against the 9 principles of the Sergeant Report. In addition, providers will also undergo on-going audits and post-purchase surveys to ensure that the requirements continue to be met. If these fail to be met a Kitemark license could be taken away from the financial provider.
This is why the BSI Kitemark has been considered one of the most robust marks of trust for over a century and it continues to be relevant to both consumers and businesses today. It can protect consumers and helps them to make more informed product choices, and it helps businesses reduce their risk and enhance their reputation. So when integrity matters most, trust the BSI Kitemark.