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CPD Apr Briefing: 15-year time limit on FOS complaints

The latest edition of Newsbrief counts as 1 hour of structured CPD and covers the regulatory and marketplace changes which took place during March 2014. Visit the Money Marketing CPD Centre to answer 10 multiple choice questions and complete this CPD activity.

Just click into your CPD Plan and you’ll find each month’s marketplace changes round-up in your activity list.

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Learning objectives (full list of ApEx standards covered below)

Learning objectives

By reading this edition of Newsbrief and completing the MCQ test online you will be able to: 

  • Update your knowledge of marketplace changes
  • Update your knowledge of regulatory changes


Financial services regulation and ethics

Investment principles and risk

Pensions and retirement planning

Personal tax


ApEx standards covered in this edition of Newsbrief:

ApEx standards
Subject area Learning outcome and indicative content
Updating your knowledge of regulatory changes How the retail consumer is served by the financial services industry
  –        Consumers’ main financial needs and how they are prioritised
  The regulation of financial services
  –        The role of the FPC, the PRA and the FCA
Updating your knowledge of marketplace changes  The macro-economic environment and its impact on asset classes
  –        Main long-term UK and global socio-economic trends
  –        Significance of monetary and fiscal policy
  –        Overview of world economies and globalisation of markets
  The political, economic and social context for pensions planning
  –        Government’s role, policy and proposed reforms
  The UK tax system
  –        Income tax



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