This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.
An internationally recognised financial planning credential. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications (usually AFPC/DipPFS) or equivalent, an IFP assessment, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.
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 UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
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, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.
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
This qualification assesses a broad understanding of the principles of private client investment within the context of the current regulatory environment
MCSI membership is full membership of the CISI, and denotes a high level of achievement and competence. It is awarded to those with a suitable combination of qualifications and experience
This qualification assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.
This qualification is a specialist qualification which demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of Financial Markets, Portfolio Construction Theory and Applied Wealth Management.
Future Financial Planning are Independent Financial Advisers, offering friendly and affordable advice at a pre-agreed cost. John Markham has over a decade of financial services industry experience, specialising in Retirement Planning, Pensions advice, your Pension options at retirement and tax-efficient Investments. He is also a Certified Financial Planning Professional (CFP), a Chartered Financial Planner and a Chartered Wealth Manager, making him one of the highest qualified advisers in the UK. An initial meeting at your home, place of work or our office, without cost or obligation, will give you the opportunity to discuss your current financial position, goals and priorities with John, who will explain the services we provide and the positive outcomes you can expect from working with us.
We explain Pensions and Investments in a clear and engaging way. If you are positioning your Pension Plans, Pension Scheme Benefits or Investments for retirement, or if you are being asked to make some key decisions around them, you need to understand all of your options. Only then can you make an informed choice and reach the most suitable outcomes. If you wish to prepare for retirement, make decisions at retirement, or review Pensions and Investments already in place, our adviser John Markham would be delighted to help and is very well qualified to do so.
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