Bamford: Planners must be open to learning new skills

When I first became a Financial Planner in 2002, professional development was fairly straightforward. I would pick the most interesting sounding product provider seminars, turn up at a couple of these each month, and that would be enough to satisfy my continuing professional development needs. How things have changed.

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Bamford: Treasury must make polluter pay FSCS bill

Five years ago today, I launched an online petition calling for fairer funding of the FSCS.

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Bamford: Why I worry for Certified Financial Planner's UK future

A decade ago, I did something that seemed unlikely, if not impossible, fewer than 10 years earlier. 

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Bamford: We need more Financial Planners but CISI faces ‘real challenge’

We need more Financial Planners. To be clear, this isn’t some shady attempt at recruitment for my own business. Goodness knows that four of us is enough for now.

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