Listen to our latest Interactive Financial Adviser debate on fixed income and top-up your CPD.
More than 400 (and counting) IFAonline and Professional Adviser readers have now read our RDR gap-fill article on ethics and passed an online test to claim their structured CPD learning credits.
Steve Martin, managing director of Smart Financial Planning, reveals the steps he has taken to ready his business for the new regulatory environment.
In part one of a new series examining the FSA's professionalism rules, Perspective Financial Group's Julie Hepworth explains how to meet the FSA's annual CPD requirements - and how to keep a record of what you have done.
Morningstar has launched a new gap-fill event programme for IFAs to help them meet RDR Level 4 qualification requirements.
IFP members using Techlink Professional will be able to automatically log unstructured learning hours on the organisation's CPD platform.
The New Holistic Advice Forums being launched for Sesame network members and Bankhall customers will help advisers with their gap-fill CPD requirements.
The FSA says advisers no longer have to spend a minimum of one hour on structured CPD activities - it will permit 30 minutes instead.
FSA proposals requiring advisers to demonstrate ongoing CPD in all core competencies, even if they do not operate in every area, discriminate against specialist intermediaries, AIFA says.
The vast majority of independent advisers see the RDR as a 'great commercial opportunity', although more onerous CPD and record-keeping requirements remain a concern, research suggests.
Our inbox has been filling up thick and fast with your RDR questions for MPs, who will debate the changes on 30 November. But so far they are all from men! Come on women IFAs, make yourselves heard, we know you can.
The IFP is considering offering CPD rewards to members supervising budding financial planners on work experience.
The New Model Business Academy (NMBA), the not-for-profit division of SimplyBiz, has introduced a new video service to help advisers meet their CPD requirements in the run up to RDR.
Better Business: Professional Development
IFA services provider threesixty is looking beyond qualifications as it aims to help advisers find the right businesses model for the transition to RDR.
In a new series, we ask advisers what steps they are taking to become RDR-ready.
The issues surrounding the new professionalism requirements
The role of professional bodies in the run-up to RDR
As the first broker has sat, and passed, the new Association of Medical Insurance (AMII)/Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) IF7 examination, AMII has announced plans for an advanced version.
Advisers will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of relevant CPD each year, according to the FSA's latest Retail Distribution Review paper.
Richard Howells, intermediary sales director at Zurich UK Life, looks at how adviser firms can use RDR qualifications as a business asset rather than a chore.
IFAs should wear "neutral" colours in client meetings to reflect their independent status, the FSA proposes.
The IFP CEO on bespoke learning models for adviser training
An Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) event worth a total of eight CPD points is taking place in Manchester city centre on 11 March.