The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has launched an online ethics toolkit for its members.
The kit aims to help PFS members identify and understand the most relevant ethical issues for financial planners and planning firms.
The toolkit is split into two learning modules, an introductory module for individuals and a leadership module for managers.
It is designed to boost members' background knowledge of ethics, illustrate the ethical issues associated with financial planning and allow users to assess themselves to determine how much they have understood.
The modules form part of the PFS's programme of continuing professional development (CPD), enabling financial advice members to maintain their knowledge underpinning their Statement of Professional Standing.
The modules focus on particular ethical issues identified within the framework of Financial Service Authority regulations and the PFS's own Code of Ethics, enabling members to better identify and understand the practical steps required to address each issue.
PFS chief executive Fay Goddard said: "Ethical behaviour among all financial sectors is a rising issue for the public. The FSA's recent reforms of financial advice have gone some way to addressing this for the advisory sector.
"But it is still important for financial planners and financial planning firms to embed these practices into their working."
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