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Qualification
The level 3 Certificate in Equity Release meets the FCA’s requirement for mortgage advisers and those advising on equity release schemes. In addition to developing advisory skills, the Certificate offers an understanding of equity release regulation, products, market practice, and customer needs.
Qualification unit
The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation. Download 2018/19 syllabus (PDF) Download 2018/19 exam guide (PDF) Assessment  2 hour exam 100 multiple choice questions 70% nominal pass mark (the actual pass mark m...
Qualification unit
The objective of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics. Download the 2018/19 syllabus (PDF) Download 2018/19 exam guide (PDF) Assessment  2 hour exam 100 multiple choice questions 65% nomin...
Fact files | 31 Jan 2017
Regulation of the conduct of business in mortgage selling is the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) is responsible for the prudent operation of the financial system through regulation of all deposit-taking institutions, insurers and ...
Technical articles | 06 Nov 2013
On 1 April 2014, consumer credit regulation will move from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This briefing updates on the changes, reflecting recent FCA consultations on detailed rules and fees.
Technical articles | 12 Sep 2013
On 1 April 2014, consumer credit regulation will move from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This note summarises the changes, who might be affected by them, how the new regulation might look, and what members might consider doing in the meantime.
Research | 26 Jun 2013
Much of the debate around the splitting of the old FSA into two had focused on the structural implications of regulation, but only know is the potential implications of the culture of regulation, particularly under the FCA as conduct regulator becoming clearer. 
Technical articles | 01 May 2012
With Solvency II implementation at the forefront of the agenda, the European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) now firmly in place, and some key reforms imminent governing insurance distribution, the EU insurance regulation landscape is more relevant to individual firm...
Research | 01 Jan 2012
Much of the discussion in recent months about the reform to the UK's regulatory architecture, and indeed UK financial services generally, tends to be about banking matters. However this country's dominance in the global insurance markets both retail and wholesale cannot be underestimated, a...
 
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