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MFAA Prosper : Mortgage and Finance Brief 13
10 Mortgage & Finance brief MFAA news A belated happy new year to you all, and welcome to the new-look Mortgage & Finance Brief. As most of you will remember, we conducted a reader survey in the second half of last year, and you are now holding the result of that survey. Of course, many different opinions and suggestions were of fered, and all have been considered. The overriding suggestions, however, were for more information – whether that be legal advice, updates on legislation or compliance tips. So, with that in mind, we’ve introduced a new section called Knowledge Centre, which you’ll find towards the back of the magazine. Throughout the magazine, we’ve introduced some new features, refreshed some old favourites, and moved away from a consumer look to produce a publication that looks more authoritative and reflects the higher levels of professionalism that brokers now pride themselves on. In this issue, we’ve taken a look at the growing influence of females in the industry. No longer a male dominated sector, mortgage brokers are expected to have a 50/50 male/female split sooner rather than later, and we’ve spoken to three of the highest achieving female brokers around to get the inside story on their success. Of course, issues within the sector affect everyone, regardless of gender, and Mortgage & Finance Brief is committed to reflecting that in an inclusive magazine environment that reflects the whole industry. The benefit of experience cannot be underestimated, so we’ve introduced a new regular feature – Xperience Factor – which profiles some of mortgage broking’s pioneers. First up is Warren Nutt – turn to page 38 to read his story. I hope you like and enjoy the new magazine, and please feel free to email me at martin@mahlabmedia. com.au with any feedback. editor’s coMMent Martin Wanless, Editor cPd hours For diPloMA and other qualifications Obtaining the Cert IV FNS40804 and FNS40811 is now worth 16 CPD hOurS Obtaining the full Diploma FNS50504 is now worth 26 CPD hOurS Obtaining the full Diploma FNS50311 is now worth 30 CPD hOurS upgrading from Cert IV to Diploma is now worth 2 CPD hOurS PEr uNIt If you have any further questions, please contact the membership team on 1300 554 817 or email membership@ mfaa.com.au new preferred vendors The MFAA’s panel of preferred education vendors has grown from six to nine with the addition of FARSTA, Skill Solutions and IFS. The full panel is: • AAMC Training Group • Finance & Related Services Training Academy (FARSTA) • Institute of Financial Services (IFS) • Intellitrain • Kaplan Professional • Skill Solutions • TAFE NSW • The Institute of Strategic Management • The National Finance Institute The preferred vendors all provide the Certificate IV Financial Services FNS40811 and the Diploma Financial Services FNS50504, or the Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management FNS50311/FNS50310. credit Adviser requirements The MFAA has clarified what members must do to transition to the new MFAA Credit Adviser accreditation. Member must successfully complete: • a Diploma in Financial Services (Finance and Mortgage Broking Management); and • an MFAA assessment of practical knowledge via case studies. The diploma, by itself, does not satisfy the accreditation requirement. For members who have opted to complete their diploma through one of the MFAA preferred providers, the case studies for assessment are included with the delivery of the diploma. However, members who opt to complete their diploma through another provider must undergo additional assessment by completing the case study component of their accreditation via MFAA Pathways, on the MFAA website. Members with at least five years’ experience, who are achieving accreditation via the Fast Track pathway, must still complete the case studies. educAtion
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