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MLP launches training centre for graduates

MLP Private Finance plc, part of MLP Group is launching an IFA training academy on July 19 aiming to get more graduates into the sector.

In addition, MLP Private Finance has introduced an enhanced Continuous Professional Development programme in which all staff throughout the UK will participate.

MLP managing director Frank Mesterharm says: “There is an urgent need to bring a new generation of well qualified IFAs to the industry. The Academy will set new standards of professionalism amongst young advisers, and is especially designed to attract graduates into the industry. The issue of graduate entry into the IFA industry is critical at this time, and we believe this will provide a highly effective solution.”

The Academy is run in co-operation with the Sir John Cass Business School (part of the City University of London). Courses range from introductory skills, to MBA level.


Scottish Widows appoints IT director

Scottish Widows has appointed Chris Torkington as its IT director, to start this summer. He will be responsible for directing and controlling Widows&#39 IT division. He joins Widows from Rural Regeneration Cumbria, where he was the chief executive. Torkington set up the company, which now covers a programme of work worth £275m, in 2003. Prior […]

Friends foundation looks at giving for charity

Friends Provident is to use £20m in unclaimed shares from its demutualisation to set up a foundation aimed at promoting charity work and philanthropy. The Friends Provident Foundation launches on July 14 with a debate and publication entitled, The Right Use of Money in 21st Century Britain, suggesting approaches that governments, private bodies, voluntary organisations […]

Cap increase needed to incentivise providers – Smith

The Government&#39s price-capped medium term investment product and pension product will both carry a maximum annual management charge of 1.5 per cent for the first 10 years that the product is held and 1 per cent thereafter. A statement from Department for Work and Pensions secretary of state Andrew Smith says the increase in the […]

Mortgage regulation wins support

The vast majority of IFAs are confident they can continue as independent mortgage advisers after M-Day, with 82 per cent saying they intend to do so. Forty-seven per cent of IFAs say they will take the network route while 40 per cent say they prefer to be directly authorised. Seventy-five per cent want buy-to-let mortgages […]

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