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The Society of Mortgage Professionals (part of the Chartered Insurance Institute Group) is a community of practice for mortgage professionals that aims to raise the levels of professional knowledge and technical competence, and to assist members in their personal career development at all levels of experience.

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Top Stories

Navigating the Buy-to-Let Mortgage Market from 2023 into 2024

I've been closely monitoring the challenges and opportunities in the buy-to-let (BTL) market in 2023. It's been a challenging year for both lenders and advisers, with dramatic drops in new business levels. In this blog post, I'll delve into the financial dynamics of the BTL market, emphasising the invaluable assistance that advisors can provide by enhancing their knowledge of property-related factors.

PFS Podcast: Using AI to save time, reduce cost and enhance customer experience

This month Scott Millar and Robert Schwarz, co-founders of Finova Money and members of the PFS Power Panel, talked about their experience of using ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) in their financial planning firm.

The benefits of mentors – and how to find one

Mentoring is not a recent concept. In fact, it has gone on for hundreds of years, originating in the arts, with aspiring painters sitting at the feet of a master to learn their craft.

Society of Mortgage Professionals launches CPD accreditation mark

The Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has launched a new accreditation mark to assure the quality of CPD activities for mortgage advisers. The CII and PFS have recognised high-quality learning programmes provided by third-party organisations across general insurance and financial services for many years. This new SMP mark recognises CPD hours with a specific focus on mortgage advice, providing formal recognition that a training programme meets the CII’s CPD accreditation standards, as well as demonstrating: