Independence Financial Advisors (IFA) became part of the Franklin Savings Bank family in September of 2002 when FSB purchased the company from three principal owners: Granite Bank, Village Bank & Trust, and St. Mary’s Bank. Originally established as Independence Trust Company, in June 2011, the company restructured from a trust company to a registered investment advisory firm. This change provided a more suitable structure to serve clients. The purchase of GML Financial Advisors (located in Rochester, NH) in December of 2014 provided IFA greater resources to serve clients in broader markets across the state.