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Calibrand showcase new RDR Qualification at IFP Annual Conference

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Calibrand the currency for talent® are showcasing their new Diploma in Professional Financial Advice at the Institute of Financial Planning’s (IFP) Annual Conference, taking place from September 20-22 at Celtic Manor, the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.


The Diploma is a purpose-built qualification for Financial Advisers which fulfils the FSA's Retail Distribution Review (RDR) qualification requirement and the post-2010 reformed Appropriate Exam standards. Awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, no fees or membership pre-requisites are required to register for the Diploma through the Calibrand Adviser Learning Centre.

Calibrand Managing Director Denis Saunders said, "RDR qualifications need to be simple, attainable and competitively priced. Financial advisors demand clear, readable content, aligned exactly to the syllabus, and a straightforward process. The free practice exam and study material Calibrand provide for the Diploma is already proving very popular with Advisors. I’m pleased that IFP have provided the opportunity to showcase the Diploma at the IFP Conference."

Nick Cann, Chief Executive of the IFP, commented, “Of the RDR-compliant Level 4 Diplomas we have looked at, this seems appropriate for many of our members. We’re pleased to have Calibrand on board with the IFP Conference, and look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

Calibrand are exhibiting at Stand 16 of the IFP Conference, which is completely sold out. Adviser Learning Centre bookings for the The Diploma in Professional Advice are available at or on 01332 222680 or by email at