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Too Big to Fail: The Dark Side of Regulation by Michael Pashley

Disclaimer: Please note that this article contains potentially controversial views that don’t necessarily represent those of Expert Pensions or its associates, and has been written to entertain, inform, and to promote good-spirited debate around the subject. Ever heard the phrase “too big to fail”? My guess is you have, and you probably attribute it to […]

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Winter Wonderland – A risk worth taking? by John Reynolds

What does this picture make YOU feel? This picture was taken by one of our ex-students: it’s a person skating on a frozen Loch above Aberfeldy in Scotland on 2 February 2019 (Saturday past). [Photo taken by Andrew Macintyre, Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Macintyre Wealth Management Ltd] It was published on social media and it […]

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What Qualifications do I need to be a Financial Adviser? By Michael Pashley

If you’re reading this, you may be considering a change in career.  Congratulations on taking the first step. We can see why you’d consider becoming a financial adviser: the freedom and flexibility to work from home, choose your own hours, and realise true job satisfaction by helping your clients achieve their financial goals. If this […]

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What are CII Qualifications? By Michael Pashley

What is the CII? The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is a professional body for the financial planning and insurance industries, with global network of over 100,000 members in 150 countries. The financial planning division of the CII is called the Personal Finance Society (PFS) [1]. Within the financial planning industry, “CII” and “PFS” are often used […]

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It’s FREE, it’s good and you don’t want to miss it – Introduction to AF7 and AF4

Our aim  is to treat all of our students as individuals by providing a blended online learning package designed to engage and guide you towards success.  Our Experts are here to coach and mentor you towards a successful outcome.  We build a strong foundation, a starting point to help you be more organised, manage your […]

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Do you want to PASS your next exam?

The results are well and truly in and having done some preliminary investigations, it’s clear that there is a HUGELY positive correlation with COMPLETING our structured study plans and passing the exams: it could be greater than 80% correlation and that’s massive. It builds on the research done by Expert Pensions and Manchester Metropolitan University […]

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What to do when your results come out

After all the hard work, determination and preparation you put in to working towards an exam you can totally appreciate the stress that comes with managing your time, doing the revision, sitting the exam and THEN waiting for those all important results! Exam results matter and they play a big part in what we do […]

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The CII 2019 exam dates have been released!

The CII have released their 2019 exam dates so time to mark out your diaries and get ahead of the game! We are currently planning and designing the Expert Pensions smart study schedule all designed with exam success in mind. When you sit any exam you need to have your time planned out, you need […]

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When good enough is NOT good enough for you – Because you want to be the best

There are no secrets to success. But with preparation, hard work and a little help from us we can maximise your chances. The April 2019 exams will soon be upon us and we will be working our magic sorting, organising, filtering, prioritising and planning your study to maximise your exam success. We thought it would […]

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Arbitrage, Short-Selling, and Big Macs written by Michael Pashley (whilst stranded at the Airport)!

As I was reminded when I ordered my lunch today at Amsterdam International Airport, prices vary depending on location. McDonald’s knows that demand for a quarter pounder meal (plus an ice cream cone for afters), relative to supply, is higher at airports – particularly once you’re through security. Lunch costs around double what it would’ve […]

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