CeMAP (LIBF) vs Certificate in Mortgage Advice (CII)

In the UK to provide Mortgage Advice, you must have a qualification recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). If you don’t have a recognised qualification, you can’t legally provide regulated Mortgage Advice in the UK.  Although there are many mortgage qualifications the two main qualifications that are recognised as industry standards come from the …

A guide to Certificate in Mortgage Advice (CII CeMAP equivalent)

What is the Certificate in Mortgage Advice? The Certificate in Mortgage Advice is a level 3 qualification that meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for mortgage advisers. Upon completion, it allows CII/PFS members to provide professional Mortgage Advice in the U.K and also to use the Cert CII (MP) designation in their name. Why do you …

A guide to the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (CII)

What is the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning? “The RQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning builds on existing knowledge enabling advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities and offer a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to financial management. Members with over five years’ sector experience can apply for Chartered Financial Planner status on completion of …

Premier Jobs UK 2021 Candidate Survey

Premier Jobs UK is a leading specialist in Financial Services Recruitment. As well as achieving high volumes of placements we have become the trusted and highly respected ‘go to’ organisation through our regular blogs and YouTube videos on all matters relating to jobs in Financial Services. To assist us produce first-hand relevant and up-to-date information …

A guide to Adv DipFA (Diploma in Financial Advice)

What is Adv DipFA? Adv DipFA is a level 6 qualification provided by the London Institute of Banking & Finance and is registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It succeeds the DipFA qualification which is the qualification that is required to provide professional advice …

A guide to Chartered status for Financial Advisors and Paraplanners

Benefits of Chartered status Higher income potential – Chartered individuals can often demand a higher salary than that of a regular Financial Advisor or Paraplanner for example, Glassdoor reported that the median salary for a Financial Planner is around £54,000 whereas a Chartered Financial Planner makes around £14,500 per annum more at close to £69,000! …

A guide to DipPFS

What is DipPFS? DipPFS comprises unit options from the CII Personal Finance qualifications framework, providing a total of 100 credits (Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning) or 140 credits (Diploma in Financial Planning) on successful completion and there are 37 units to choose from. Important note – AF2 and J03 will be withdrawn after the 2020-2021 syllabus, …