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Paradigm regularly create a wide range of materials which are designed to help you to better understand important topics or upcoming regulatory changes, and to assist with your continued professional development.

Please browse our literature library below…

 

eBooks

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

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Intergenerational Planning

Intergenerational Planning

  • Systems and controls
  • Fact Finding
  • Research and due diligence
  • Suitability Reports
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Income Drawdown

Income Drawdown

  • What do clients want in drawdown?
  • How can you help your clients?
  • The intergenerational aspect of income drawdown
  • The methods for taking an income from a pension
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Customers Experiencing Vulnerability

Customers Experiencing Vulnerability

  • Review of the FCA Guidance Consultation paper on customer vulnerability, published in July, 2019
  • Identify different types of vulnerability
  • Look at the impacts of vulnerability
  • Understand a vulnerable person’s needs
  • Develop skills and capability of staff
  • Integrating an effective vulnerable customer policy within your firm
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Guide to Financial Promotions

Guide to Financial Promotions

  • How financial promotions are regulated,
  • What is classed as a financial promotion
  • The general restriction on communicating financial promotions,
  • The impact of the FCA’s ‘PROD’ rules on financial promotions,
  • The impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) on financial promotions
  • The requirements for financial promotions; and
  • How Paradigm can help you draft and issue compliant promotions targeted at the appropriate target market(s).
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Training & Competence Guide

Training & Competence Guide

  • Top Tips (what good looks like)
  • Appropriate Key Performance Indicators
  • How your plan will need to be updated to reflect the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) requirements
  • How to meet the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) rules relating to Supervisor competence
  • CPD requirements under Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) rules
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Lending to the Self-Employed

Lending to the Self-Employed

  • The demographic of the self-employed marketplace
  • The different types of self-employment
  • How to read and understand the client’s accounting figures
  • How to write a good business rationale
  • How a Lender underwrites a self-employed client
  • Important updates from both Pepper Money and Precise Mortgages about the ways they are able to support your self-employed clients
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Mortgage Fraud Guide - Prevention and Cures for Advisers

Mortgage Fraud Guide - Prevention and Cures for Advisers

  • Most common types of fraud in the Mortgage Market Place
  • The typical characteristics shown by customers who may be committing fraud
  • What to look out for on documentation provided by clients - payslips and bank statements
  • Other areas of fraud in the Financial Services Industry
  • Prevention - available tools that can help firms combat fraud without too much expense
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The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR)

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR)

  • Key elements of the SM&CR regime, including:
  • Firm types
  • Senior Management Functions (SMFs)
  • The Certification Regime
  • The Conduct Rules
  • The Duty of Responsibility and actions you need to take
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Please note: The information contained in these publications was correct at the time of issue. Please always check with the Lender/Provider in question before submitting a case as underwriting criteria changes frequently.

Provider Focus

At Paradigm, we’re committed to making it easier for you to do business with our Protection and GI Provider partners and to helping you to access insurance CPD. We’re delighted to bring to you our series of informative of documents, FOCUS. Each edition of FOCUS is a concise guide about a Provider, designed to give you a brief summary of their proposition in a short, easy to read document. This includes details of their proposition, underwriting processes, claims statistics, support telephone numbers, information about any value-added services they offer, as well as registration and agency details.

We believe these will be useful for:

  • Unstructured insurance CPD content
  • A good tool for onboarding new staff members
  • Giving an overview to advisers looking to get into the protection space
  • A useful, concise point of reference for all individuals within our member firms

Keep an eye out as we will be continually adding to this library of documents, focussing on different Providers on our panel.

Focus on MetLife

MetLife

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Focus on LV=
Focus on Legal & General

Legal & General

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Focus on Royal London

Royal London

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Focus on The Exeter

The Exeter

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Focus on Unum

Unum

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