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 financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
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: 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.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.
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.
Richardson & Associates has been established since 2004.
we offer an extensive range of expertise and financial specialisms, to which all of our clients have access. Our team of qualified advisors have many years of experience, ensuring that all our clients financial objectives can by realised through relevant solutions. We provide flexible, face to face to appointments in your home, our office or your own workplace, to suit your lifestyle. The initial appointment to assess your needs, is at our expense.
We provide a thorough, professional and friendly, financial advice service to all our clients, and the principle which has underpinned our approach is to ask ourselves, 'How would we want to be treated in this matter'. Any advice provided, or products recommended are fully researched to ensure our clients are consistently receiving quality and value for money in line with their requirements.
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