Posted by The Team at Brand Financial Training on September 28, 2018 in Monthly Roundup Last updated on September 25th, 2019 at 4:19 am
Studying Hard? We know you may not have had the time to read all our blog posts in September, so why not grab a cuppa and spend some time catching up on this month’s CII-related posts?
This Monthly Roundup allows you to see, at a glance, what articles have been posted and you can simply click on any that are of interest to you.
Updates to CII Study Texts – 8 August through to 6 September 2018
Are you aware that the CII update their study texts throughout the examinable year to either incorporate new legislations, correct errors or clarify information? Many candidates aren’t aware of this, which can result in candidates studying out-of-date information. To make this easier for you, we have collated the most recent CII study text updates. As some of them affect Brand Financial Training’s learning resources, we have also updated the relevant parts of our resources, which are noted below. Note that we always keep our resources up-to-date.
A Clever Way of Reducing the Child Benefit Tax Charge
This article shares with you an example where a couple, who are receiving the child benefit for their three children, are able to reduce their child benefit tax charge and receive an effective tax relief of over 65%.
Having Another Look at the Tapered Annual Allowance
Recently, we had a query on the tapered annual allowance for pensions, so we thought we would have another look at this, in particular because the new 2018 edition of the R04 manual does seem to have made it simpler (even than the method used in the pensions tax manual).
Some people learn best by doing. If you’re one of those people, you can do worse than to link things you want to remember to things you do that you’re already very familiar with ’ such as a hobby or directions for making something. This article gives you some great ideas that will suit the doers among us.
Also included is a memory jogger for those times when you’re trying to add some “doing” to your learning strategy. Be sure to download our handy printable.
Taking a closer look at the very challenging CII AF7 exam
Here we’re taking a closer look at the CII’s AF7 Pension Transfers exam. It’s a challenging exam, which is evident in the low pass rate. We delve deeper into what was tested in the last two sittings, and give readers some hints on how to prepare themselves for exam day.
Next in line for our past paper analysis is the CII J07, Supervision in a regulated environment exam. This review of the question paper from April will help you to highlight areas that will need more focussed revision.
Friday Five: 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday
This is a bit of Friday Fun where we provide you with 5 questions (and answers) relevant to a mix of CII exams. The challenge is for you to answer them in 5 minutes. We post them on the blog every Friday.
To try your 'hand' at answering the questions, visit our blog at one (or all) of the links below: