This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.
In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.
This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.
This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.
This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.
This qualification accesses the advanced skills needed for advising on income planning to those in and approaching retirement
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