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  • ABI

    Association of British Insurers

  • ACCA

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • AFBD

    Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers


    Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers

  • APFA

    Association of Professional Financial Advisers 

  • Authorised firm

    a company, unincorporated body, partnership or individual permitted to carry out a regulated activity by the FCA or the PRA. This term includes a mutual (unincorporated) organisation, for example a friendly society.

  • AVC

    Additional Voluntary Contributions