AF1 Exam Support

CII Exam Planning – 4 Key Facts

As one exam session closes another session opens and it’s all about being ahead of the game.  Plan, prepare, practice and perform. Studying for a qualification can sometimes be quite daunting, especially if you’ve been out of formal education for a while.  However, if you take the time to plan your exam journey properly then […]

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Our Top 10 Predictions for the CII AF1, AF4 and AF7 Exams

Top 10 Predictions Our Experts have been crunching all the data and they have come up with their top 10 predictions for next weeks CII AF1, AF4 and AF7 exams. Whilst we can’t guarantee that every tip will show up, all of our predictions are shared in good faith and we hope that it will […]

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5 things to watch when setting up an LPA – useful CPD for anyone studying AF1

Maximise your study time Revision and exam time can be a stressful affair. There are no magic spells or powerful potion books. The best we can do is to equip students in a way to boost your memory, maximise your concentration and fan the fire of your studying motivation: https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2019/09/10/five-things-to-watch-out-for-when-setting-up-an-lpa/

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Inheritance tax – What does the future hold?

Often described as the most ‘unpopular tax’ inheritance tax seems to be perceived as unfair for many different reasons. Can this tax be simplified? The Chancellor asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), an independent statutory body, to review the tax 18 months ago. As a result recommendations made recently will undoubtedly cause some ripples […]

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How to answer an AF1 exam style question

It’s exam day. You are sitting in the exam hall, waiting with anticipation to get your hands on that all important exam paper. You have studied hard, jam packed a whole heap of information into your brain and practiced until your pens had run dry. But now it’s time to nail this and show the […]

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The Big Sing A Long with Expert Pensions Festival of Learning

Forget Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Trnsmt and Download. Expert Pensions are bringing you a summer of learning. A festival designed for everyone but where ultimately, we are all going to be singing from the same song sheet. Our festival is designed for lifelong learning. Where We get to know you, We study with you, We share your […]

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AF1 Past Papers – Review & Reflect By Tessa Roberts

New to Expert Pensions? If you are joining us for the first time, moving on to your next exam or getting ready to nail it then NOW is the time to get ready. We always recommend that our students revisit previous exam papers and take them under exam conditions. We believe that this is one […]

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CII Results – What Next?

The results will soon be with you (finally)! The results of all your hard work and determination, which you may have been trying to push to the back of your mind and between the mixed emotions of anticipation, fear, anxiety and delight the most important thing to remember is that you need to keep everything […]

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The CII Route to Chartered

To achieve the Advanced Diploma, you need to accumulate 290 CII credits. If you hold the Level 4 Regulated Diploma, you have earned 100 credits and therefore have a 190 credit shortfall. I won’t go into detail here, but you will need a minimum 4 Advanced Diploma modules which total 120 credits, plus gap-fill from […]

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My Journey to Chartered by Duncan Cook Chartered Financial Planner

Like many financial advisers, I have for some time, harboured an ambition to become a Chartered Financial Planner. I even went as far as ordering the CII AF3 (Pension Planning) workbook, more than once but never really got down to any meaningful study. There always seemed to be a valid reason to start some other […]

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