Atkinson: Paraplanners will need Chartered status

The whole ‘Chartered Body Alliance’ thing seems to have come out of nowhere to me. Clearly it has been brewing for a while and I think that it is a good thing for financial services.

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Atkinson: Are Paraplanning and Financial Planning separate?

It’s all too easy to become distracted by the hysteria of presidents, prime ministers, politics and performance in this busy start to 2017.

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Atkinson: 2017 unlikely to yield formal Paraplanner standard

It only feels like a moment ago that we entered 2016. Both personally and professionally it's been quite a year.

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Dan Atkinson: How I rate the CISI 1 year on after IFP merger

We are approaching the anniversary of the merger of the IFP and CISI so it is a good opportunity to reflect.

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