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 an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.
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 helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
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.
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.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
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 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.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.
This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.
At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of key elements of the mortgage process, specialist types of mortgage lending, challenges in the mortgage industry and the giving of mortgage advice.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 160 advisers nationwide, AFH Wealth Management is one of the UK’s leading independent financial advisory and wealth management firms.
Our dedicated teams of in-house specialists include financial analysts, administrators and portfolio managers. They are all at hand to support advisers in providing the best possible service, whilst portfolio planning is specifically tailored to meet a client’s individual aims and objectives.
AFH offer both an advisory and discretionary fund management service, one of the few advisers in the UK authorised to do so. Within this, services that we offer include; retirement planning, business support, mortgage advice*, protection planning, succession planning** and tax solutions.
*Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
**Some of these areas of advice may not be regulated by the FCA.
Continued growth means our economy of scale allows us access to reduced fees with third parties, passing the benefits onto our clients. We believe it is this client-focused approach that is the reason for our on-going success. Transparency, integrity, trust and respect are, and always have been, at the core of the AFH community.
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