The Chartered Financial Planners logos have been updated by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and apply to individuals and corporate Chartered members.
The Yardsick Agency have produced a handy checklist as it highlighted the fact that many Chartered Financial Planners were not promoting this gold standard as much as they could.
One of the suggestions was that Chartered Financial Planners should embed the CII video into their website. Here is the video that explains the benefits of using Chartered Fianancial Planners
Chartered Financial Planners – individuals
Chartered individuals will hold one of these CII professional level qualifications:
- Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII)
- Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (APFS)
- Fellowship of CII (FCII) or PFS (FPFS)
They’ll also have at least five years’ relevant experience and satisfy ongoing requirements to keep their knowledge up to date. They are also required to comply with an ethical code that puts their clients’ interests first.
Corporate Chartered Financial Planners
This is awarded on the basis of an organisation’s commitment to meet significant and ongoing obligations designed to ensure that its employees are competent, knowledgeable and ethical in their dealings.
These revolve around:
- The holding of professional qualifications
- A commitment to the professional development of all employees
- Employee membership of the CII and, with this, compliance with its ethical code of conduct
When looking to take investment and pension advice look for this logo
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This article was published on 14th August 2017
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