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IFAs urge SOFA to extend training guidelines

IFAs are urging the Society of Financial Advisers to introduce the guidelines it has drafted on quality training into the financial services market place.


The guidelines were drawn up by senior trainers in retail finance to establish a uniform standard of training across the market and raise standards in the provision of continuing professional development.


SOFA vice chairman Peter Williams says: &#34This initiative will create a much needed benchmark on training standards to the benefits of the buyers and providers of training alike.


&#34By following the guidelines created by SOFA the objective of consistent standards can be achieved.&#34


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