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CPD June Briefing: Unauthorised Budget guidance targeted by FCA

The latest edition of Newsbrief counts as 1 hour of structured CPD and covers the regulatory and marketplace changes that took place during May 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

Personal tax

Pensions and retirement planning



ApEx standards covered in this edition of Newsbrief:

Subject area Learning outcome and indicative content
Financial services regulation and ethics How the retail consumer is served by the financial
services industry
− Obligations towards consumers and their perception of
financial services
The UK financial services industry, in its European and
global context
− The impact of the EU on UK regulation
The regulatory advice framework in practice for the
− Regulated advice standards
Investment principles and risk The macro-economic environment and its impact on
asset classes
− Main long-term UK and global socio-economic trends
Mortgages Raising additional funds and consolidation
− Remortgages
Pensions and retirement planning The law and regulation of pensions planning
How the tax regime applies to pensions planning
− Pension scheme retirement benefits
State schemes and individual pension planning
− Additional past and present state retirement benefits
Taxation The UK tax system
− UK tax compliance
Protection The range, structure and application of long-term care
insurance to meet financial protection needs
− Long-term care planning



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