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 assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
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.
The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: main tax and legal frameworks that govern the accumulation phase of building up retirement benefits under registered pension schemes; features of defined contribution and defined benefit pensions; choices faced by early leavers and use of transfer value analysis; State retirement benefits available, including the risks and suitability of contracting out of the State Second Pension.
''I am a Whole of Market, Independent Financial Adviser. I specialise in Pension Planning, Tax Efficient Savings and Investments and Inheritance Tax Planning. I have over 30 years experience in the profession and offer a free no obligation initial consultation''
The objective of the advice service I provide is to put in place solutions to enable you to meet your goals and ambitions, then review these solutions to ensure they remain on track. I will consult with you to establish your priorities and goals, then after researching your options make recommendations to help fulfil your aims and ambitions.
I work with you to make your money work as hard for you in the most tax efficient way possible.
I believe only a truly independent adviser can achieve this rather than someone working from a restricted list of providers.
The Financial Conduct do not regulate trusts and tax planning
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