View more on these topics

Move to set up Reit diploma

The Reits and Quoted Property Group is looking to develop an adviser Reit diploma but some in the industry suggest the subject should be introduced as part of existing exams.

RQPG, the group behind the website, says it is looking for partners to develop a specialist diploma focusing on Reits. It has started approaching property companies and industry bodies to help devise a syllabus.

But Hargreaves Lansdown senior investment manager Ben Yearsley questions the need for a separate qualification.

Yearsley says: “Would it not be better just introducing Reits into the general financial services investment exam?”

Personal Finance Society public affairs director John Ellis says “I would imagine generally advisers’ knowledge on the subject is sketchy and established standards are needed. There are questions as to how this can be done and if a separate diploma is necessary.”

RQPG co-ordinator Dave Butler says: “These are long-term plans to help advisers and fill this knowledge gap. The syllabus make up and way the diploma may be integrated are still to be discussed.”


Vertex in talks with Trigold

Vertex is understood to be in acquisition talks with several companies including mortgage sourcing system Trigold.The mortgage sourcing system, thought to be worth around £20m, has attracted interest from Vertex and Capita. Both firms are seeking to fill the gap in their business propositions since Capita acquired Quay and Webline and Vertex bought 1st and […]

Music to my ears

My first foray into the world of work was at the tender age of 16 when I paid my way through college and university with a part-time job in the meat department at my local Waitrose in Godalming. It was there that I first felt the thrill of the pay rise 5p an hour, which […]

Train of thought

To the relief, perhaps, of many IFAs, the FSA in its 2006/2007 business plan signalled its intention to move away from reliance on detailed rules towards an approach to regulation based on higher-level principles – in other words, less box-ticking, more professional judgement.

FSA will compile hit-list of brokers in fraud probe

The FSA is to fight fraud by investigating mortgage brokers associated with high levels of arrears, benefit claims and complaints.In a move echoing the approach of the recently launched Insurance Fraud Bureau in the general insurance market, the FSA intends to pounce on brokers from a hit-list compiled using data that highlights potentially fraudulent activity.It […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm