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 qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
We are an award-winning, Chartered financial planning firm who have been delivering independent, tailored financial advice for over ten years.
Based in London, Leeds and Bath, we help clients across the UK with their financial planning needs.
Many of our expert team have worked together as colleagues for over 20 years, looking after private clients, families and owner-managed businesses.
As a client, you will benefit from our collective knowledge, resource, time and expertise, while still receiving the unrestricted, personalised service from your dedicated adviser.
Our advice is, and always has been fully independent; we work for you, not a product provider, meaning we can be unbiased and sit on ‘your side of the table’.
We work in partnership with all of our clients to shape our approach to your circumstances and needs – it’s a fully tailored, transparent service built around you.
We work closely with you to build plans and stay on track through a process of regular consultation, refinement and restructuring where appropriate.
We can help you by:
1] Recommending how to manage your cash savings with access to the largest available savings data in the UK
2] Taking advantage of personal allowances where available
3] Defining and agreeing personal planning strategies
4] Managing pensions, inheritance, estate planning and investments to meet your goals
5] Accessing investment solutions and enabling cost-effective implementation
6] Rebalancing and reviewing portfolios to match your evolving objectives
7] Explaining market cycles and assisting investment decisions
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