This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.
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 Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.
Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
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.
Alasdair Lee is a Chartered Financial Planner who advises clients across the North Yorkshire region. The fact that some of Alasdair’s clients have stayed with him since the beginning of his 28-year career in financial services is testament to his reliability, and integrity as an adviser. He has specialist qualifications in, retirement planning, investments, long-term care planning and personal tax and trust planning. In all aspects of his business, Alasdair remains committed to ensuring that his clients have absolute clarity on their financial situations on an ongoing basis.
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