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Talent Partnership

Together we choose the topics and people who will feature in each of your podcast episodes. We also identify your company values and culture, to ensure stories from both leaders and employees capture the hearts and minds of our audience, driving interest back to you and your talent team.  

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Define the Stories

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Record the episodes

Financial Planner Life Studios, our award winning videography team, will build deep audience connections by recording 3 episodes face to face each quarter. We’ll record high end audio and video to maximise reach and impact across multiple platforms where your target employees hang out.  

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Each episode and accompanying social media content, will be approved by you and then released across our rapidly growing platforms.  

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Review and Release 

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Repurpose and Promote

We’ll repurpose each episode into articles and social clips for further brand exposure – plus we’ll give you a media pack to share across your own marketing and social channels in order to drive even higher interest. In addition Recruit UK will also promote the episodes to all of their candidates. 

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The financial planning industry needs fresh talent and experienced professionals. With a limited talent pool, firms face stiff competition. Our solution? The Financial Planner Life Talent Partnership, which leverages the power of your employees' stories to attract the best in the business.

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Financial Planning Professionals
followers of our podcast and Youtube channel
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listeners/viewers a month
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relevant first connections and followers on LinkedIn
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impressions a year on LinkedIn
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in Apple Podcast Career chart
Top Appearances 
within first 7 days of podcast release
Top % Globally

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Additional Benefits

So what are you waiting for?

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Unfortunately we aren’t able to put you forward for this particular position, however, we have recently launched the Financial Planner Life Academy, in which you can learn about the Financial Planning profession, study toward qualifications, and join a community of aspiring Financial Planning Professionals. Find out all about it here:

THANK YOU

For downloading the Financial Planner Life Academy Prospectus

Taking financial planning to the next level

Since starting the Financial Planner Life Podcast in 2021, we have become one of the key influencers within the profession. With our industry knowledge, marketing expertise and 15 years of recruitment experience with sister company Recruit UK, we help financial planning firms get head and shoulders above their business competitors. 

 

Helping financial planning professionals thrive with outstanding resources, state-of-the-art technology and unmatched recruitment solutions.

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Invest In Your Future

Begin your financial planning career journey today

Did you know?

Around 10,000 of the 28,000 registered UK Financial Planners are set to retire in the next 5 years.

This will create not only an adviser gap, but also an advice gap, with only 11% of UK adults having paid for financial advice in the last 12 months.

What does this mean? A huge opportunity to educate and support people’s financial wellbeing as the amount of wealth due to be transferred generationally, within the next 30 years, is predicted to hit £5.5trn.


So why is it so hard to get into the financial planning profession?

Find Out More

JOIN OUR NO-RISK AND SUPPORTIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING CAREERS COMMUNITY

Whether you are looking to become a paraplanner, administrator, mortgage and protection adviser or financial planner, the Financial Planner Life Academy is for you. 

 

With limited entry-level job roles, giving yourself the best financial planning career education, will not only kick start your financial planning journey with relevant qualifications and skills, but it’ll also help you achieve success much faster. 

 

Lead by the award-winning founder of Financial Planner Life Podcast, Sam Oakes and powered by Next Gen Planners, our fully inclusive, collaborative community is here to support you every step of the way. 

 

And the added bonus? There’s absolutely no risk to you as you don’t even need to leave your current job to get started.  

 

Interested? 

 

You should be, as it’s only £19.99 per month with no fixed contract.

We understand that everyone’s learning style is different. This is why we help bring The CII Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning to life with exclusive study modules, live or on-demand weekly group tutorials, virtual classrooms, or the 30-day challenge.

You’ll be supported by experienced mentors and the whole Financial Planner Life community and with our proven 90% pass rate, you’ll be in pole position to pass the exams first time round!

This Academy will become the professional standard for all financial planning roles, so start now and get ahead of the competition.

Find Out More

01

Start your qualifications today

02

Build your skills and career knowledge

Employers are not just looking for qualifications. We have all the inside knowledge, which is why we deliver live and on demand soft skills and practical training, that fits exactly what hiring managers are looking for. The result – you’ll stand head and shoulders above your peers…

There is no “one size fits all” approach to entering the financial profession, which is why we provide expert financial planning career education and ongoing support through our experienced financial planning mentors; you will be in the best place possible to secure your dream job in financial planning.  

Find Out More

The Financial Planner Life academy is supported by Recruit UK, leaders for over 15 years in Financial Planning recruitment. Our team will get you fully prepared for that crucial interview, with on demand career advice and live Q&A sessions that will help you promote yourself in the right way, through the right channels and secure the right job offer for you.  

Find Out More

03

Let’s get you hired! 

04

Continuous support

Congratulations you’ve landed your first job in the financial planning profession!  By now you’ll already have great friendships within the supportive, evolving community, so we encourage you to stay close to our mentors and take advantage of all the ongoing training and continuous professional development (CPD) we provide that will keep driving your career forward.

Find Out More
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So what are you waiting for?

Looking for more information? Click here to download our prospectus today!

Our commitment to B Corp

Being a B Corp-certified company is more than just demonstrating good business practices.

 

It’s a commitment to using business as a force for good in the world. By getting B Corp certification, we are voluntarily committing to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Frequently Asked Questions…

It varies depending on your study method and how much time you commit each day. Our programme is designed so that if you spend 1 hour a day studying, you should be sitting an exam every 10 weeks and will have completed the six exam modules in just over a year. If you study for 2 hours a day you could halve that halve that time.

No, this is a fully inclusive community open to anyone that wants to study and train to work within the financial services or financial planning profession.

No, we are not an employer we are a training and development community for the financial planning profession; however, we are also supported by Recruit UK who are financial planning recruitment specialists so when suitable roles come up we will advertise them within the community.  We will also provide you with all the financial planning careers education within the community to empower you to secure an entry level role within financial services or the financial planning profession. 

Yes, the Financial Planner Life Academy is fully inclusive training and development community, everyone is welcome.

No, there is no fixed term contract for delegates of The Financial Planner Life Academy.

Our Financial Panner Life Academy community is built for online learning and development, this ensures that you can fit this around your life, however we will also hold events face to face.

Yes, can download the mighty networks app for your mobile phone and access the Financial Planner Life Academy on your mobile phone or tablet, as well as our desktop browser version. 

No, you don’t need to leave your current employer to join the Financial Planner Life Academy. in fact, we don’t advise anyone to leave employment and join any financial planning academy unless they are 100% sure that it’s the right career for them and you are in a position to support yourself financially.

The Financial Planner Life Academy subscription fee is exclusive of exam/assessment costs and the CII membership, which is £84 per year, with a £37 one off admission fee.  Printed textbooks from the CII are an additional cost to both CII members and non-members or you can download a digital version for free if you are a CII member. see the full cost break down below.  

 

 

Type

Assessment only

 

Printed Textbook and Assessment

 

Add Postage for Printed Textbooks

Exam

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

P&P

R01

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R02

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R03

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R04

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R05

£     118.00

£     140.00

£     187.00

£         229.00

£         7.00

R06

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

CF6

£     187.00

£     229.00

£     228.00

£         278.00

£         7.00

J09

£     457.00

£     565.00

£     497.00

£         608.00

£         7.00

 

The Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning is the benchmark qualification from the CII for Financial Planners. This consists of six exams ranging from R01 Regulations and Ethics to R06 Financial Planning with Investment, Taxation, Retirement and Protection exams in between. The first five exams are multiple choice with the final exam (R06) being a written paper based on two case studies.

There is no regulatory requirement for Paraplanners to hold a qualification however, many employers expect Paraplanners to hold the Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning. A stepping stone on the way to this is the CII Certificate in Paraplanning with consists of the first three exams in the Regulated Diploma (R01, R02 and R03) and then J09, a paraplanning module which consists of three written assignments.

Whilst there are no regulatory qualification requirements for Financial Planning Administrators, a great foundation qualification is the CII Certificate in Life and Pensions. This consists of three modules each with a multiple-choice exam covering Life and Pensions Customer Operations (LP1), Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2) and Life and Pensions Principles and Practices (LP3).

Most employers expect protection advisers to hold two exams from the Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning, these being R01 Regulation and Ethics and R05 Protection. Both are multiple choice exams.

The benchmark Mortgage Adviser Qualification is the CII Certificate in Mortgage Advice. This consists of a Regulation and Ethics exam (either CF1 or R01) and the Mortgage exam CF6. Both are multiple choice exams.

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this question. The role of Financial Planner varies depending on company, location and whether you’re Employed or Self-Employed. Some companies will offer a larger salary, but less access to bonus, whereas others will offer lower basic salaries, but have more lucrative bonus structures in place to incentivise Financial Planners. What we can do is give an example of the typical earning potential for a Financial Planner in a variety of scenarios.

Employed: In London, a Financial Planner can expect a salary banding between £40K-£100K depending on experience. Outside of London, salaries usually stay within the £30K-80K, but again, depending on experience and performance.

Self-Employed: Financial Planners working on a self-employed basis will rely entirely on their ability to earn bonus, which comes from servicing self-generated clients. This can be down to location but is more often affected by an adviser’s ability to generate new business, uphold strong relationships with clients, and provide exceptional service. But it’s not unusual for an established self-employed adviser to earn £100,000+

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

Paraplanner salaries in the UK can vary widely based on experience, qualifications, location, and employer. Entry-level Paraplanners typically earn around £20K-£30K annually, while mid-level professionals with a few years of experience and qualifications might make between £30,000 -£45,000.

 

Senior Paraplanners, especially in London and the Southeast, can command salaries ranging from £45,000 – £65,000. These figures can be supplemented by bonuses and benefits, with larger financial firms often offering more competitive packages.

 

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

In the UK, Financial Planning Administrators can expect salaries that vary widely based on factors such as experience and location. Entry-level positions typically offer annual salaries between £18,000 and £25,000, while mid-level administrators with a few years of experience may earn around £25,000-£35,000 per year. Senior Financial Planning Administrators, often with advanced qualifications and supervisory roles, can command salaries ranging from £35,000-£45,000 or more, with higher salaries often found in London and the Southeast. Compensation can also be influenced by employer type and may include bonuses and benefits.

 

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

Mortgage Advisers in the UK can earn varying incomes based on their experience, location, employer, and the number of clients they serve. Generally, entry-level Mortgage Advisers can expect a salary of around £20,000-£30,000, while more experienced mortgage advisers may see their annual earnings range from £30K-£50K or higher. In some cases, Mortgage Advisers in high-demand areas or those with specialised expertise can earn even more substantial incomes. Commission-based structures are common in this profession, allowing advisers to earn additional income based on the mortgages they secure for clients.

 

Self-employed Mortgage Advisers in the UK can earn annual incomes ranging from £30,00-£60,000 or more, with potential for higher earnings based on expertise and client base, as they primarily rely on a mixture of commissions and fees for their income.

 

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

Increase Your Reach

Join forces with us for a thorough and customised marketing alliance with a dominant brand in the financial planning industry. We are aware that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to business growth. We provide a tiered framework for our partnerships as a result. We take the time to talk with you to make sure your needs for a branded alliance are addressed.
We can help you unlock the next step in your marketing strategy being able to help with…

Captivating Video

Podcast Content

Written Content

Marketing Plan

Our Audience Reach

Increase your presence with our financial planning network utilising our social media platforms, YouTube and recruiter referrals as well as an SEO-rich page on our website exposing your brand to over
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of people have been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand’s video. This combined with the use of our niche audience will help to expand not only your company revenue but also help to put your company head and shoulders above your competitors.
Furthermore, it has been proved that the use of video increases user time on your website by
%
By having a trusted audience of thousands of financial planners, partnering with The Financial Planner Life will give your company the boost it needs to thrive in this competitive profession.

We only get behind businesses that we believe in.

Building Trust

We want to know your intrinsic values and make sure they align with the Financial Planner Life.
Sam Oakes asks the questions financial planners want answering, keeping transparency and accountability at the heart of what we do.
We have built up our audience by taking an unbiased approach, giving a voice to all financial planners within the profession, whether they are just starting out, or have 50+ years of experience under their belts. From administrator to paraplanner, through to chartered adviser, whether they’re directly authorized or registered individuals, our community caters to all.
By partnering with us, you will be enhancing your brand’s reliability within the financial planning space to an engaging community of trusted financial planning professionals.
So, what are you waiting for? Enquire today about a Partnership with The Financial Planner Life.

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Over 80% of consumers say that watching a video has convinced them to buy a product or service.
Generate brand awareness, provide value, direct more traffic to your website and ultimately gain more leads for your business with the use of high-quality video marketing content with FPL Studios.

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Our services allow you to use video across multiple platforms, creating strategies that best suit your company including where, what and when to post to get the best results.
Whether that be on your website, email marketing or social media campaigns – we get your business noticed by the right people.

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Use your high-quality content effectively to expand your audience, generate leads and get your company seen by financial planning professionals.
Discover how you can leverage our audience of over 31,000 financial planners in our network. 

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Over 80% of consumers say that watching a video has convinced them to buy a product or service.
Generate brand awareness, provide value, direct more traffic to your website and ultimately gain more leads for your business with the use of high-quality video marketing content with FPL Studios.
It all starts with a consultation call. We work with you to identify your business USPs, your target audience and your growth prospects.

Reproduce

In 2023, it is predicted that there will be 48 billion digital video viewers in the world. This is why it’s more important than ever to utilise and repurpose video marketing content to grow your business.
Our services allow you to use video across multiple platforms, creating strategies that best suit your company including where, what and when to post to get the best results.
Whether that be on your website, email marketing or social media campaigns – we get your business noticed by the right people.

Produce

Use your high-quality content effectively to expand your audience, generate leads and get your company seen by financial planning professionals.
Discover how you can leverage our audience of over 31,000 financial planners in our network. 

For podcast mini-series creation, promotional campaigns for your business, or to book podcast hosts Sam Oakes, Elena Stephenson or Charlie Scott to feature as a speaker, click here to contact The Financial Planner Life.

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The Mission

The Financial Planner Life began with one man and a microphone. Sam Oakes launched his first podcast in March 2020. Since then, the podcast has had nearly 100 episodes, 80,000 views and listens. Ranked 12th on the apple podcast UK careers chart.

The podcast’s success, along with Sam’s industry knowledge has now enabled us to form a well-established brand within the profession and with this platform, we intend to grow even further.

The Financial Planner Life Academies

Our primary objective is to help bring new people into the financial planning profession.

So, we have created a platform which joins leading financial institutions with eager professionals, hoping to gain experience, and qualifications and flourish in their financial planning careers.

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The problem: The financial planning community is currently struggling with an ageing adviser population heading towards retirement and out of the profession within the next five years. Combining this with the lack of experienced candidates within the profession and the lack of candidates starting their journey towards becoming financial planners, a clear problem needs to be solved. How do we replace those who are retiring?

The solution: The Financial Planner Life Academies.

We’ve created a collaborative, level playing field for all financial planning firms to attract second careerists and graduates with a low-cost, high-quality, branded recruitment strategy. Together we can solve this problem.

Using our influence within the profession with our leading financial planning careers podcast, we can help you attract ideal candidates. When you combine this with our other marketing activities, such as our social media marketing, branded videos and articles, all managed by the Financial Planner Life Marketing Agency. It is an affordable recruitment solution guaranteed to attract high-quality talent to your academy.

We have over 15 years of specialised experience in financial planning recruitment, so let’s start attracting the best new talent to the profession.

Invest In Your Future

Begin your financial planning career journey today

Did you know?

Around 10,000 of the 28,000 registered UK Financial Planners are set to retire in the next 5 years.

This will create not only an adviser gap, but also an advice gap, with only 11% of UK adults having paid for financial advice in the last 12 months.

What does this mean? A huge opportunity to educate and support people’s financial wellbeing as the amount of wealth due to be transferred generationally, within the next 30 years, is predicted to hit £5.5trn.


So why is it so hard to get into the financial planning profession?

Find Out More

JOIN OUR NO-RISK AND SUPPORTIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING CAREERS COMMUNITY

Whether you are looking to become a paraplanner, administrator, mortgage and protection adviser or financial planner, the Financial Planner Life Academy is for you. 

With limited entry-level job roles, giving yourself the best financial planning career education, will not only kick start your financial planning journey with relevant qualifications and skills, but it’ll also help you achieve success much faster. 

Led by Sam Oakes, founder of the award-winning, Financial Planner Life Podcast and powered by NextGen Planners, our fully inclusive, collaborative community is here to support you every step of the way. 

And the added bonus? There’s absolutely no risk to you as you don’t even need to leave your current job to get started.  

Interested? 

You should be, as it’s only £19.99 per month with no fixed contract.

We understand that everyone’s learning style is different. This is why we help bring The CII Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning to life with exclusive study modules, live or on-demand weekly group tutorials, virtual classrooms, or the 30-day challenge.

You’ll be supported by experienced mentors and the whole Financial Planner Life community and with our proven 90% pass rate, you’ll be in pole position to pass the exams first time round!

This Academy will become the professional standard for all financial planning roles, so start now and get ahead of the competition.

Find Out More

01

Start your qualifications today

02

Build your skills and career knowledge

Employers are not just looking for qualifications. We have all the inside knowledge, which is why we deliver live and on demand soft skills and practical training, that fits exactly what hiring managers are looking for. The result – you’ll stand head and shoulders above your peers…

There is no “one size fits all” approach to entering the financial profession, which is why we provide expert financial planning career education and ongoing support through our experienced financial planning mentors; you will be in the best place possible to secure your dream job in financial planning.  

Find Out More

The Financial Planner Life academy is supported by Recruit UK, leaders for over 15 years in Financial Planning recruitment. Our team will get you fully prepared for that crucial interview, with on demand career advice and live Q&A sessions that will help you promote yourself in the right way, through the right channels and secure the right job offer for you.  

Find Out More

03

Let’s get you hired! 

04

Continuous support

Congratulations you’ve landed your first job in the financial planning profession!  By now you’ll already have great friendships within the supportive, evolving community, so we encourage you to stay close to our mentors and take advantage of all the ongoing training and continuous professional development (CPD) we provide that will keep driving your career forward.

Find Out More
Play Video

So what are you waiting for?

Our commitment to B Corp

Being a B Corp-certified company is more than just demonstrating good business practices.

 

It’s a commitment to using business as a force for good in the world. By getting B Corp certification, we are voluntarily committing to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Frequently Asked Questions…

It varies depending on your study method and how much time you commit each day. Our programme is designed so that if you spend 1 hour a day studying, you should be sitting an exam every 10 weeks and will have completed the six exam modules in just over a year. If you study for 2 hours a day you could halve that halve that time.

No, this is a fully inclusive community open to anyone that wants to study and train to work within the financial services or financial planning profession.

No, we are not an employer we are a training and development community for the financial planning profession; however, we are also supported by Recruit UK who are financial planning recruitment specialists so when suitable roles come up we will advertise them within the community.  We will also provide you with all the financial planning careers education within the community to empower you to secure an entry level role within financial services or the financial planning profession. 

Yes, the Financial Planner Life Academy is fully inclusive training and development community, everyone is welcome.

No, there is no fixed term contract for delegates of The Financial Planner Life Academy.

Our Financial Panner Life Academy community is built for online learning and development, this ensures that you can fit this around your life, however we will also hold events face to face.

Yes, can download the mighty networks app for your mobile phone and access the Financial Planner Life Academy on your mobile phone or tablet, as well as our desktop browser version. 

No, you don’t need to leave your current employer to join the Financial Planner Life Academy. in fact, we don’t advise anyone to leave employment and join any financial planning academy unless they are 100% sure that it’s the right career for them and you are in a position to support yourself financially.

The Financial Planner Life Academy subscription fee is exclusive of exam/assessment costs and the CII membership, which is £84 per year, with a £37 one off admission fee.  Printed textbooks from the CII are an additional cost to both CII members and non-members or you can download a digital version for free if you are a CII member. see the full cost break down below.  

 

 

Type

Assessment only

 

Printed Textbook and Assessment

 

Add Postage for Printed Textbooks

Exam

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

P&P

R01

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R02

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R03

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R04

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

R05

£     118.00

£     140.00

£     187.00

£         229.00

£         7.00

R06

£     129.00

£     176.00

£     223.00

£         316.00

£         7.00

CF6

£     187.00

£     229.00

£     228.00

£         278.00

£         7.00

J09

£     457.00

£     565.00

£     497.00

£         608.00

£         7.00

 

The Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning is the benchmark qualification from the CII for Financial Planners. This consists of six exams ranging from R01 Regulations and Ethics to R06 Financial Planning with Investment, Taxation, Retirement and Protection exams in between. The first five exams are multiple choice with the final exam (R06) being a written paper based on two case studies.

There is no regulatory requirement for Paraplanners to hold a qualification however, many employers expect Paraplanners to hold the Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning. A stepping stone on the way to this is the CII Certificate in Paraplanning with consists of the first three exams in the Regulated Diploma (R01, R02 and R03) and then J09, a paraplanning module which consists of three written assignments.

Whilst there are no regulatory qualification requirements for Financial Planning Administrators, a great foundation qualification is the CII Certificate in Life and Pensions. This consists of three modules each with a multiple-choice exam covering Life and Pensions Customer Operations (LP1), Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2) and Life and Pensions Principles and Practices (LP3).

Most employers expect protection advisers to hold two exams from the Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning, these being R01 Regulation and Ethics and R05 Protection. Both are multiple choice exams.

The benchmark Mortgage Adviser Qualification is the CII Certificate in Mortgage Advice. This consists of a Regulation and Ethics exam (either CF1 or R01) and the Mortgage exam CF6. Both are multiple choice exams.

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this question. The role of Financial Planner varies depending on company, location and whether you’re Employed or Self-Employed. Some companies will offer a larger salary, but less access to bonus, whereas others will offer lower basic salaries, but have more lucrative bonus structures in place to incentivise Financial Planners. What we can do is give an example of the typical earning potential for a Financial Planner in a variety of scenarios.

Employed: In London, a Financial Planner can expect a salary banding between £40K-£100K depending on experience. Outside of London, salaries usually stay within the £30K-80K, but again, depending on experience and performance.

Self-Employed: Financial Planners working on a self-employed basis will rely entirely on their ability to earn bonus, which comes from servicing self-generated clients. This can be down to location but is more often affected by an adviser’s ability to generate new business, uphold strong relationships with clients, and provide exceptional service. But it’s not unusual for an established self-employed adviser to earn £100,000+

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

Paraplanner salaries in the UK can vary widely based on experience, qualifications, location, and employer. Entry-level Paraplanners typically earn around £20K-£30K annually, while mid-level professionals with a few years of experience and qualifications might make between £30,000 -£45,000.

 

Senior Paraplanners, especially in London and the Southeast, can command salaries ranging from £45,000 – £65,000. These figures can be supplemented by bonuses and benefits, with larger financial firms often offering more competitive packages.

 

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

In the UK, Financial Planning Administrators can expect salaries that vary widely based on factors such as experience and location. Entry-level positions typically offer annual salaries between £18,000 and £25,000, while mid-level administrators with a few years of experience may earn around £25,000-£35,000 per year. Senior Financial Planning Administrators, often with advanced qualifications and supervisory roles, can command salaries ranging from £35,000-£45,000 or more, with higher salaries often found in London and the Southeast. Compensation can also be influenced by employer type and may include bonuses and benefits.

 

Download the latest Salary guide from Recruit UK – here. 

Mortgage Advisers in the UK can earn varying incomes based on their experience, location, employer, and the number of clients they serve. Generally, entry-level Mortgage Advisers can expect a salary of around £20,000-£30,000, while more experienced mortgage advisers may see their annual earnings range from £30K-£50K or higher. In some cases, Mortgage Advisers in high-demand areas or those with specialised expertise can earn even more substantial incomes. Commission-based structures are common in this profession, allowing advisers to earn additional income based on the mortgages they secure for clients.

 

Self-employed Mortgage Advisers in the UK can earn annual incomes ranging from £30,00-£60,000 or more, with potential for higher earnings based on expertise and client base, as they primarily rely on a mixture of commissions and fees for their income.

 

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Your straightforward, clear-cut resource for understanding salary trends in the world of financial services and mortgages. This guide simplifies the complex world of salaries, providing clear insights into remuneration trends and expectations for 2024. Whether you’re an experienced professional, just starting your career or looking to hire, this user-friendly guide is designed to help you make informed decisions and stay ahead in the dynamic field of financial services. Unlock the knowledge you need for salary success in the coming year!

Here we explore invaluable industry trends & predictions while digging deep into current pay bands while offering invaluable advice in the core fields of:

  • Hybrid Roles
  • Financial administration & PA
  • Paraplanning
  • Financial Advice
  • Pensions
  • Mortgages and protection
  • Compliance

Our completely transparent, industry-leading salary survey will give you the tools and inspiration you need to take charge of your professional life—and command what you know you deserve from existing or potential employers. 2024 is your year – it’s time to make it happen!

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