What’s the difference between a Chartered Financial Planner and an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)?

A Chartered Financial Planner has been accredited by an industry professional body as having a higher level of qualification. The Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning builds on existing skills and knowledge, enabling advisers to offer specialist advice and provide a comprehensive approach to financial management.

An Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) is qualified to advise clients and holds Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning.  

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