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CII AF7 Exam: Pension Transfers

The CII’s AF7 Pension transfers exam forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and the Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice. It is a 2-hour exam with 3-4 compulsory written short answer questions and 2 case study based questions.  It has a nominal pass mark of 60%. 100 hours of study is recommended by the CII for this paper.

The exam syllabus covers the fundamental aspects of the pension transfer process; the implications of transferring pensions between different pension types; how to advise on pension transfers relating to different client circumstances and scenarios.

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Mock Exam Papers

3 full sets of multi-part questions, answers and case studies including cross references to the relevant CII study text. All questions and answers are written by Brand Financial Training and kept up-to-date to reflect changes to the exam syllabus and tax year.

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Calculation Workbook

Focussing on the calculations within the exam syllabus, the calculation workbook provides calculation questions with full step-by-step answers, detailed explanations and cross-references to the relevant CII study text.

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Study Notes

Consider our study notes your condensed and more focussed take on the CII’s exam syllabus and learning outcomes. Our study notes put the exam syllabus into a sensible order, and eliminates any ‘padding’.

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Learn by listening with our MP3 masterclasses. They allow you to absorb and understand the material in digestible chunks. You can listen at home, in the car, at the gym or wherever you may be.

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