This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.
This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the supervisors role in a regulated organisation; recruitment, training, attaining competence, maintaining competence and supervising competence; management information and performance standards; Financial Services Authority rules and guidelines in respect of competence and supervision; the legal and regulatory aspects of employment and supervision.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This qualification assessed a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.
This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.
At Thomas Heald Ltd, we pride ourselves on the fact that our market-leading approach to financial planning is based on establishing successful, long-term client relationships. We offer independent, whole of the market advice, which means we aren’t tied to any product providers, so you can rest assured that any recommendations we make come purely from a standpoint of professional expertise and integrity.
As a large Chartered practice, we are considered to be amongst the top 10% of financial advisory firms in the country, but our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop there.
Put simply, our top priority is to ensure you receive the best financial advice possible. That’s why our advisers have a wide range of specialist qualifications, with many having achieved (or on course to achieve) individual Chartered Status.
Alongside the technical proficiency, we also require our advisers to have extensive industry experience and an impeccable track record for putting the client's needs first, and acting with openness and integrity at all times.
Our local adviser in Chesterfield is Chris Holland, Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.
Chris advises clients from a wide range of professions, incomes and lifestyles, and prides himself on his ability to help clients plan for the future with confidence and understanding.
Commercial Director of Thomas Heald, Chris has worked in financial services since 1985 and he specialises in pensions, retirement and investment planning.
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