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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.
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.
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.
We provide independent financial advice to individuals, and can assist in providing solutions to a wide range of financial planning needs.
Our specialisations lie within constructing tax efficient investment portfolios and retirement planning – be it saving for retirement, reviewing your existing provision or personalised ‘at retirement’ solutions to help you to enjoy your time as fully as possible*
At Opal Wealth Management Ltd we pride ourselves on forming strong, long-lasting relationships with clients. To this end, we keep in regular contact with you so that you need never wonder what exactly is happening to your finances.
We offer an initial review of your circumstances at no cost to you and there is no obligation for you to proceed with the advice process.
A pension is a long term investment: the value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend on the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and inflation.
Tax planning is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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