About TISA

The Investing and Saving Alliance’s (TISA) ambition is to improve the financial wellbeing of all UK consumers by working collectively with the financial services industry to deliver solutions and champion innovation, for the benefit of people, our industry, and the nation.

We do this by working with our member firms to deliver practical solutions and devise innovative, evidence-based strategic proposals for government, policy makers and regulators that address major consumer issues. ​

TISA is a not-for-profit membership organisation and a trusted partner of key industry stakeholders in helping shape the future of the UK financial services and the environment in which we operate. We have over 250 member firms involved in the supply and distribution of savings, investment products and associated services, including the UK’s major investment managers, retail banks, online platforms, insurance companies, pension providers, distributors, building societies, wealth managers, third party administrators, FinTechs, financial consultants, financial advisers, industry infrastructure providers and stockbrokers. ​

Our work, your influence

With a focus on three strategic pillars of work to best support the consumer and UK financial services, TISA has become a major industry delivery organisation for consumer focused and digital industry infrastructure initiatives.

Our three pillars of work remain at the forefront of everything we do:​

STRATEGIC

Build Strategic policy initiatives that influence policy makers regarding the financial wellbeing of UK consumers & thereby enhancing the environment within which the industry operates in the key areas of consumer guidance, retirement planning, later lifetime lending, vulnerable customers, financial education, savings and investments.

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TECHNICAL

Provide expert technical support to members on a range of operational and regulatory issues targeted at improving infrastructure and processes, establishing standards of good practice and the interpretation and implementation of new rules and regulations covering ISAs, MiFID II, CASS, ESG/RSI, operational resilience, Cyber Risk, SM&CR and a range of other areas.

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DIGITAL

To transform our industry architecture by building digital transformation initiatives that are driving ground-breaking innovation. TISA has become a major industry delivery organisation for consumer focused, digital industry infrastructure initiatives.​

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TISA Business Structure

TISA’s organisational structure ensures the enhanced management of both our membership services and our digital initiatives, as well as the group’s subsidiary companies and affiliations. ​

Our People

Carol Knight

CEO, TISA, Membership Services

Carol Knight B.Ed. Hons

Carol is CEO, TISA Membership Services and Company Secretary. Carol has been in financial services since 1998, having previously worked in variety of industries, including education, local government, Civil Service and the gaming industry.

A qualified and experienced teacher Carol gained her degree at King Alfred’s College in Winchester and taught in Romsey, Hampshire. She then spent 7 years at Skandia, managing the PEP & ISA new business and transfers department.

Carol joined TISA in 2004 and has been responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association’s administration centre, technical support, member communications, expanding the events and training programme and technical issues in the cash savings sector. In 2009, she also took on the role of Company Secretary. Carol joined the TISA Board as Operations Director in July 2011, extending her responsibilities to include finance. This was swiftly followed by taking a position as Executive Director for TISA Exchange.

In August 2015, Carol became Chief Operations Officer for TISA, supporting the Director General with the general running of the company and with personal responsibilities for Children’s Financial Education, internal administration, HR and finance together with acting as TISA spokesman for the media and at functions.

Carol is also a Director for both TeX (the contract club managing the legal structure supporting electronic messaging for transfers) and CT Holdings & Services Ltd (which operates under the brand of STAR where TeX and Criterion are working in collaboration to deliver the Service Level Agreements recommended by the Transfers & Re-registration Industry Group tasked by FCA to improve transfer times).

Harry Weber-Brown

Harry Weber-Brown

CEO, TISA Digital

Harry Weber-Brown CEO, TISA Digital who is responsible for delivering key industry infrastructure projects including the Open Savings & Investments and Digital Identity projects for consumers of financial services products. Harry has over 25 years of experience working in digital in strategic planning and programme management resulting in the delivery of transformational services within complex stakeholder environments. This includes a European Commission funded project focusing on opening bank accounts across European borders using Digital Identity delivered through the eIDAS framework. Harry has worked as a senior consultant, an interim Digital Director and as a Non-Executive Director as well an Angel Investor. He has experience consulting across a range of sectors and clients including the Public Sector (Cabinet Office, Department of Health, Home Office and DWP), the Commercial sector (Old Mutual, Lloyds Banking Group, Reuters and Ask Jeeves) and the Not-for-Profit sector (NSPCC, Shelter and the BBC). He has actively invested and mentored digital start-ups with a focus on Advertising Tech and Digital Marketing services.