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 principles of equity release, the different types of schemes available and the circumstances where equity release is an appropriate solution for the customer.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.
This qualification allows mortgage professionals to become qualified in more specialist areas such as supervising in a regulated environment, alternative residential learning and customer care.
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
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.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
This qualification assesses a knowledge, understanding and application of the different types of long-term care insurance.
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.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.
To achieve the CertPFS (DM) and individual needs to pass 2 diploma units in Regulation and ethics and Discretionary Investment Management
At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.
This exam accesses understanding of the features and risks of different securities, the structure and features of the securities market and relevant factors and considerations for appropriate investment recommendations.
Darren is well regarded for providing trusted financial advice in a way that is clear and easily understood, helping his clients take away the stress, confusion, and worry of complex financial decisions. His expertise ranges from pensions and investment advice to retirement planning and inheritance tax mitigation.
Darren particularly enjoys advising clients on how to invest and accumulate wealth for them and their family, and advising retirees on how to best manage their pensions and investments to maximise their standard of living.
He offers advice on the following areas -
✓ Investments and savings of all kinds, whether orientated towards income, capital growth, or both;
✓ Pensions, from accumulating pension savings cost-effectively to managing the withdrawal of funds in retirement in the most tax-efficient way;
✓ Estate planning and inheritance tax mitigation;
✓ Financial protection, including life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection;
✓ Corporate risk management, to ensure the continuity of businesses in the event of the loss of key personnel, and the provision of contingency funds to allow for the purchase of shares in the event of retirement or death.
✓ Mortgage advice, including equity release
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Darren is an appointed representative of TFA Trusted Financial Advice, which is a trading style of Tom French & Associates. Established in 1997, TFA are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register 185513.
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