Appropriate Qualification Exam Standards must reflect changing markets, product types and lifestyle needs

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The FCA’s training and competence regime helps to protect consumers by ensuring that staff working in financial services are appropriately qualified and regulated. A light touch review of the ‘appropriate examination standards’ (AES), owned and maintained by the regulator, started late in 2015 in order to reflect relevant developments that may have impacted on the ‘entry level’ knowledge required to undertake specific activities, for example providing financial advice. The review was of particular interest to…

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