As of 2012, all IFAs operating in the UK will be required to have QCF Level 4 training, the equivalent of the first year of a university course, though the generally accepted view is that this will be raised to a full degree standard.
As of 2012, all IFAs operating in the UK will be required to have QCF Level 4 training, the equivalent of the first year of a university course, though the generally accepted view is that this will be raised to a full degree standard by the end of 2020 (source www.ifaonline.co.uk) – a situation already proving to be of concern to those IFAs who have been working successfully working for a number of years but who don’t have these qualifications.
For IFAs affected (some reports estimate up to 40%!), the options are pretty stark: either take extra exams to get qualified or stop practicing.
There is another option to consider though – one which enables IFAs to continue to provide their wide network of business contacts (borne through years of hard work) with consultancy services without the need of extra education.... and that is a BCR Associates franchise business, one of the fastest growing and highly regarded B2B cost reduction consultancies in the UK.
Our business model is proven and yet simple: each year we save our clients millions of pounds off their essential spend - savings which immediately improve their profitability. Clients love what we do for them, so much so that our average renewal rate is over 80% and 2 out of 3 clients refer us onto other customers!
“Customer acquisition is based on “who you know” and on referrals, which makes it such an attractive franchise opportunity for those with existing client bases.” Says Chris Battin, BCR Associates Director.
If an excellent income (£100,000+) AND spending more time with your family are your goals in life, then a BCR Associates franchise could be for you. We are looking for people with senior client-facing management experience to help us expand our brand presence across the UK through their own lucrative home-based B2B franchise business.
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BCR Associates - Paralympian Blind Footballers inspire local business leaders
26th March 2013
BCR Associates were delighted to host an inspirational “Power Hours” taster training session from GB Paralympians Keryn Seal and Robin...
Former Legal & General National Sales Director, Steve Bolt, Joins BCR Associates
15th January 2013
Steve Bolt joins BCR Associates, the UK cost reduction company, as Business Development Manager as the business continues to go from...
Launch of exciting new franchise packages from BCR Associates
9th January 2013
BCR Associates continues to innovate through the expansion of its range of franchise offerings for the business cost reduction sector
Successful Businesswoman Chris Levoi Launches A Recession Proof BCR Associates Business In Southampton
27th November 2012
Chris Levoi, from Burridge, Hampshire, is joining the rapidly growing network of BCR Associates companies by launching her own no-cost B2B...
BCR ASSOCIATES GROWS NETWORK BY 300%
28th August 2012
BCR Associates, the leading profit improvement franchise continues its growth strategy with the appointment of two new franchisees.
BCR ASSOCIATES REFRESHES APPROACH TO FRANCHISE RECRUITMENT
28th August 2012
BCR Associates, the leading profit improvement franchise which takes pride in its refreshing approach to business
BCR ASSOCIATES’ SUCCESS AT SUSTAINABILITY LIVE!
14th June 2012
BCR Associates, the leading profit improvement franchise enjoyed a welcoming response from visitors.
BCR ASSOCIATES - A CHANCE TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!
7th June 2012
BCR Associates, the leading profit improvement franchise, recognises the stresses associated with making a final decision to purchase
As a franchise owner, I have found the back-up from head office cannot be faulted and I know there are always specialists in all areas to speak to should I need expert adviceNigel Collins, BCR Associates Franchise Owner since 2009
18th September 2012
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26th March 2012
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