We take a look at what professional bodies offer their members and how much they charge for their services.
The IFS School of finance has warned the All Party Parliamentary group on Insurance and Financial Services of a proliferation of "pseudo-regulators".
More than 25,000 pupils in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are studying for ifs School of Finance qualifications, potentially laying the foundations for a new crop of advisers.
Lloyds group executive director of retail banking Helen Weir has joined the board of governors at the ifs School of Finance.
Standards International and the ifs School of Finance are embarking on a joint venture to improve the skills and knowledge of financial advisers.
Fortis is offering advisers 10% additional commission for three months in recognition of its success at the ifs Financial Innovation Awards.
The ifs School of Finance are holding a breakfast briefing for financial advisers in the Yorkshire area.
Positive Solutions has added access to the ifs School of Finance Diploma for financial advisers through its Learning Academy.
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) today announced an independent review of its future role and strategy following a Government judgement it was not meeting the standard required.
The ifs School of Finance has joined forces with the University of Surrey to offer a new Masters degree in Financial Services Management.
Ofqual has approved the amendments made to the ifs School of Finance's level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) ensuring it meets all FSA requirements.
Chairman of ifs School of Finance Donald Brydon has been appointed chairman of Royal Mail.
Over 1,000 advisers are expected to sign up for a diploma level qualification, showing they are keen to prepare for tougher rules on professionalism.
A qualification in long term care insurance is set to be launched by the ifs School of Finance as more advisers are "moving into this area".
The ifs School of Finance today says its new RDR-friendly qualification, the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) will cost £500.
A qualification focusing solely on the "practicalities" of financial advice and meeting the Retail Distribution Review's (RDR's) expected benchmark standard has been launched.
The ifs School of Finance says it will wait for the outcome of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) before deciding on the content and structure of its Advanced Financial Advice Module (AFAM).
The number of people taking the Certificate for Financial Advisers (CeFA) rose 12% in 2007, according to the ifs School of Finance.
The ifs School of Finance and the School of Management at the University of Surrey have combined to offer an academic and professional qualification in financial services.
The ifs School of Finance will update the content of some of its regulatory exams following the changes to the FSA's Handbook on November 1.
The ifs School of Finance is celebrating the first anniversary of its name change.
The ifs School of Finance has launched a new web service to help students with study related queries.
The ifs School of Finance has launched a foundation degree in financial services management for people seeking entry into the financial services industry or for those already in the industry who want to progress their career.