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CII Publish April Examination Results

The CII has announced its results for the April exam
session, revealing that 618 advisers have passed its
savings and investments exam and 264 have
completed the financial administration foundation
The CII has also recently received QCA accreditations
for its certificate in financial accreditation. In total, 334
candidates have completed their exam requirements
for qualification eligibility.
CII qualifications director Lucy Courtenay says it is
pleasing to see the numbers of advisers passing
exams despite the uncertainty widely perceived to be
caused by the Financial Services Skills Council&#39s exam


Luqman Arnold joins practitioner panel

Abbey chief executive Luqman Arnold is joining the Financial Services Practitioner Panel. Dresdner Klienwort Wasserstein vice chairman Alan Yarrow will also join. The panel represents the industry and ensures that the FSA takes account of the views and concerns of regulated firms in the development of regulatory policy and in its operation generally.

Consumer watchdog calls on FSA to look at CitiSolutions

The Consumers&#39 Association is urging the FSA to investigate Citigroup&#39s UK home-service business ahead of mortgage regulation in October. CA principal researcher Teresa Fritz says it is extremely concerned that consumers may be offered unsuitable life and mortgage products by agents with minimal training from CitiSolutions, the home-service division of Citigroup&#39s UK financial arm. CitiSolutions […]

Tom Baigrie

The managing director of Lifesearch Tom Baigrie has a particular bugbear – execution-only protection sales. His argument runs that some of the biggest marketing budgets on the planet – namely the supermarkets – are putting across the message that protection is a commodity product. But Baigrie is adamant that it is no such thing. “I […]

NDF European bond stands alone

NDF&#39s European defined bonus plan is a capital-protected bond that is linked to the performance of the Dow Jones Eurostoxx 50 index for six years. However, it could mature in years one to five, depending on the level of the index at each anniversary. Assuming the product runs full term, investors will get 100 per […]


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