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Scottish Widows supports IFP qualification

The Institute of Financial Planning has launched its new IFP paraplanner qualification, supported by Scottish Widows.

The level 4 qualification will cover all aspects of the paraplanning role, with registration opening in September followed by an exam in December.

IFP chef executive Nick Cann says: “Every so often we are able to capture a significant moment in the development of the financial planning profession. The properly defined role of the paraplanner, with a distinct career and testing structure, will enable financial planning businesses to make significant progress.”

Scottish Widows intermediaries director Simon Massey says: “Paraplanners have a growing role to play in the modern IFA business. This programme and qualification from the IFP fills this gap and we are delighted to be supporting it.”


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Bright Grey and Scottish Provident propositions director Roger Edwards has warned that the consumer protection insurance engagement campaign could be a short-term fix to a long- term problem.Edwards says the recommendations to be presented to the CPIEC next month by Cicero Consulting will probably inc-lude a media campaign costing each of the 22 members £1m-plus […]


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