CMLIBF - Chartered Member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance
Having achieved the IFS Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice, 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.
Chartered Associateship (LIBF)
Associate members are experienced alumni members who have successfully completed an ifs BSc (hons) degree or Associateship qualification and undertaken a programme of post-qualification Continuing Professional Development.
AdvDipFA - Advance Diploma in Financial Advice (LIBF)
This qualification is for those individuals that wish to undertake additional qualifications above the benchmark requirement and covers investment strategies, taxation, trusts and later life planning.
Diploma In Investment Planning (DipIP)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with packaged products (pensions, protection and savings and investments) and the giving of investment advice. Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS) qualifications are subject to a separate grading with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) - www.scqf.org.uk
R06 - Financial Planning Practice (CII)
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
ER1 - Equity Release (CII)
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.
CF6 - Certificate in Mortgage Advice (CII)
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.
J01 - Personal Tax (CII)
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the basic structure of the tax system and self-assessment; the main taxes on income and capital that may be charged on individuals, the self-assessment system and how tax liabilities are computed; impact of residence and domicile on an individuals liability to UK tax.
CF8 - Certificate in Long-Term Care Insurance (CII)
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.
AwPETR - Award in Pension Transfers
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of pension transfer options available and their implications, including income options, legislation and regulations impacting pension transfers, transitional issues as a result of different forms of protection, and the relationship between pension returns and options and investment and capital risk.
Certificate in Equity Release
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of
FP1 - Financial services and their regulation (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.
FP2 - Protection, savings and investment products (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.
FP3 - Identifying and satisfying client needs (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.