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The London Institute of Banking and Finance

The London Institute of Banking and Finance







Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice

The industry benchmark qualification for mortgage advisers, recognised as a mark of excellence and professionalism. You will attain the required understanding of mortgage policy and practice and how to effectively apply this when advising a customer.



Certificate in Regulated Equity Release

Qualify to advise for one of the fastest growing industries. This qualification develops an extensive understanding of the environment, products available and the circumstances where equity release is an appropriate solution for the customer.



CeMAP Diploma

CeMAP Diploma

The higher level qualification enables you to differentiate yourself from your peers and develops specialist knowledge of the mortgage industry to provide clients with an enhanced level of service.



Diploma for Financial Advisers

The Diploma is the cost-effective, high-quality route to meet the standards required for providing financial advice. Achievable in as little as 9 months, the programme is designed to reflect the role of an IFA, providing you with a thorough understanding and the practical skills to apply in practice.


Adv DipFA

Level 6 in Financial Advice

This advanced qualification enables you to demonstrate the highest of professional standards and achieve Chartered status. Covering the topics of Managing Investments, Pension Transfers, Taxation, Trusts & Tax Compliance and Later Life Planning, it equips you with the expertise required to offer complex financial advice and planning services to customers.



Award in Pension Transfers

Meet the standard required for advising on pension transfers in as little as 4 months which this single module qualification. You will attain the required knowledge and practical skills to excel when guiding clients.




Certificate in Financial Administration and Planning

Specifically designed for professionals working, or aspiring to work, in financial administration and paraplanning roles; it develops the skills for supporting and maintaining client relationships and meeting client priorities. The Certificate also meets the National Occupational Standard (NOS) for paraplanners.




Certificate in Long-Term Care Insurance

This qualification meets regulatory requirements for advising on long-term care and covers the background and different types of long-term care available, impact of legislation and the relationship between adviser and client.




Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics

This qualification delivers a comprehensive introduction to the UK financial services and focuses on the environment, key components and interrelationships of the financial system, and legal concepts relevant to retail financial advice. It appears in the apprenticeship standards for the Financial Services Administrator and the Compliance / Risk Officer.



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