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Development focus: Is AF3 still the right path for me?

The CII’s Advanced Diploma AF3 pension planning unit has always been a challenge for exam candidates and caused much upset with its decreasing pass rate. Back in 2012 51.93 per cent of candidates passed. By 2015 this had plummeted to 31.47 per cent. A 20 per cent decrease in such a small amount of time […]

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Intrinsic poaches chief risk officer from Tenet

Old Mutual Wealth-owned Intrinsic has hired Tenet regulatory director Gill Davidson as chief risk officer. Davidson replaces Intrinsic founding board member Wallace Dobbin, who is retiring from full-time employment. He will remain with the business to manage the transition. Davidson spent three years at Tenet, and previously held senior roles at Coventry and Skipton building […]

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Inflation figures to include housing costs

The Office for National Statistics is to include housing costs in its headline measure of inflation from March next year. Following a consultation, the ONS has decided to switch its preferred measure of inflation from the consumer price index to the consumer price index including owner occupier’s housing costs  from March. The measure calculates housing […]

Hargreaves and Transact scoop top gongs at Platforum awards

Hargreaves Lansdown and Transact have scooped the top prizes at the 2016 Platforum Awards. Based on over 10,000 financial adviser reviews, Transact came out on top as the best adviser platform over £10bn, the third year in a row it has won the award. Platforum research director Heather Hopkins says Transact’s success has been largely down […]

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