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Hello! I’m Catriona, the founder of Brand Financial Training. We provide a variety of immediately accessible FREE and paid learning materials to help you pass your CII exams.

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  • "I have just passed my exam first time, once again, relying mainly on your study notes. The calculation workbook was very useful, helping me to understand and work through the calculations, as were the mock exams giving me practice for the exam itself. Thank you!"
    Paul JacksonPaul JacksonPartner, Professional Practice Services, Worcestershire
  • "Brand Financial Training's calculation workbook is an excellent tool for learning and understanding the complexities of financial formula. An essential resource ... It comes highly recommended."
    Jonathan HuntJonathan HuntDirector, Expert Financial Solutions Ltd, Oxfordshire
  • "Your analysis was extremely accurate when predicting the questions. It was presented in a clear and easy way to digest, providing valuable tips on how to answer questions efficiently and effectively. I finished with half hour to spare, which left plenty of time to check my answers which left me feeling quietly confident of a pass. I will be recommending your solutions to other colleagues."
    Lee HanlonLee HanlonAccount Manager, Zurich UK Life, Swindon
  • “The calculation workbook ... is very comprehensive and includes calculations which are used as questions in the exam. The examples are clear and broken down into step by step stages... The resources provided by Brand Financial Training were key to my success. I shall certainly be trying them for future exams.”
    Suzanne WalkerSuzanne WalkerAdviser, The Pension Drawdown Company, Cobham
  • "I took J05 and wanted to say that I wouldn't have passed it without your help, some of the questions that came up were not studied by the CII study book. However, these areas were covered in your study material and practice questions which saved the day!"
    Deborah HughesDeborah HughesFinancial Planning Manager, Ashley Law Ltd, Crawley
  • "I have found the most important resource for any of the diploma papers have been mock questions. The more the merrier! The Brand mock papers I used ... are an excellent indication of the standard of questions from the actual exam and as such a valuable source of revision aid."
    Gavin DuffyGavin DuffyFinancial Adviser, Weston-super-mare
  • "It was hard for me to commit myself to start studying again as I am a full time mum of two under 5. However, I took the challenge and  decided to go for it. I was looking for past papers and that's when I came across the mock exams through the Brand Financial Training website. After doing them over and over again I was able to revise  the areas I was weak in. It gave me confidence and I was ready for the exams. If I didn't do these papers I would have been a nervous wreck! I guess I owe a big thank you to Brand Financial Training."
    Shalini DevarajanShalini DevarajanIpswich
  • "Brand Financial Training’s exam guides for R06 and AF5 are fantastic. Your contributors seem to get inside of the CII thinking zone and help to blot out a lot of the ‘irrelevant stuff’ that always crops up when one has been advising in the real world for many years! Comparing your guides with that of other well known support providers, I feel Brand Financial Training address the interpretation of some of the questions far better. I will definitely be recommending you as often as I can as your resources helped me get back into the enjoyment of study after a 13 year break and enabled me to reach APFS approx 8 months ahead of my target!"
    Gill MillenGill MillenOval Financial Services, Bristol
  • "I was having a particular problem with one of the R0 exams needed for my Level 4 Qualification. Having failed the exam a few times and tried one or two learning sources without success I tried the Webinars offered by Brand Financial Training. They were focused and relevant and after also downloading a number of exam papers I passed at the next attempt with far more confidence! I will continue to use the learning resources and would recommend them without hesitation."
    Thornton HolmesThornton HolmesDirector, Orchid Financial Services Ltd, Peterborough
  • "I really liked your analysis, and I passed ... I find the layout much easier to follow and study compared to others in the market. It's more concise and easier for me to study and retain.  I frequently recommend you to junior colleagues and peers alike."
    Richard LibbertonRichard LibbertonAnderson Strathern Asset Management, Edinburgh