To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.
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.
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 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.
This qualification assessed a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.
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 the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
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.
Ripley Wales Financial Planning (RWFP) specialises in ‘Lifestyle Planning’.
We say this tongue in cheek, because of course we don’t provide Lifestyle Planning, but in our opinion Financial Planning provides the perfect base to enjoy everything else in life with confidence.
This confidence encourages you to enjoy, spend and appreciate whatever it is you do, knowing that the current and future finances are taken care of.
Our USP is detail and time taken over financial analysis and modelling. If we have done our job then risk is appropriate to situation and all angles have been considered. We stress about the finances so, hopefully, you won't.
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