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 a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.
To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 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 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 assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
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.
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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.
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.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.
This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.
Wren Sterling is the financial planning partner to Saffron Building Society. We take the time to get to know you – and because we’re independent we can recommend the most suitable financial products from the whole of the market. We work with private individuals and corporate clients, and no matter the size of your investments or your aspirations, you can expect the same level of care and professionalism from our advisers. We listen to your aspirations, and we help make them happen. We’ll support you throughout your financial journey – so you can make the right decisions with confidence to grow your wealth and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy. Please note - your information will be sent to Wren Sterling for the purposes of contacting you about financial advice.
- Family financial planning and protection
- Retirement, post-retirement and later-life planning
- Investment planning
- Corporate and Director financial planning
Our experienced advisers are supported by a team of qualified para planners and administrators across the UK. We have a dedicated telephone advice team – so wherever you are, get in touch.
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