A D Associates was established as a firm in Glasgow in 1985. The firm was initially an appointed representative of Provident Mutual but became Independent Financial Advisers in 1992 as an appointed representative of the DBS (now Sesame) Network.

A D Associates became directly authorised with the Financial Conduct Authority with the formation of the The Internet IFA Ltd in 1998. A D Associates is the trading name of The Internet IFA Ltd.