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					                           Local Institute Manual

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The Society of Mortgage Professionals is a specialist division within The CII
that focuses on the delivery of products and services for the mortgage
industry.
The Society will support and inform members to help them towards ensuring
that their clients receive the very best service available when they make that
very significant commitment associated with a mortgage.
If the investment advice extends beyond mortgages and related products,
individuals may also wish to consider joining the Personal Finance Society.
Applicants can apply for two different levels of membership:

   •   Member level – available to all mortgage practitioners.

   •   Certificate member level – available to mortgage professionals who
       have passed one of the accredited mortgage regulatory
       qualifications.
Members of the Society enjoy access to a wide range of information and
services designed specifically for mortgage professionals. In practical terms
the Society supports them by:

1. Allowing applicants who successfully apply for the Certificate member
level to use the dedicated designation Cert CII (MP)
2. Providing the means to enable them to maintain and enhance their
competence, including:
        o Mortgage ASSESS - the online system designed to help the
           mortgage industry improve its commercial performance, enhance
           levels of customer care and importantly meet the Training and
           Competence requirements of the FSA.
        o Training courses - CII Face-to-Face training offers specific
           courses for the mortgage professional as well as maximum
           flexibility and accessibility for corporate customers and individual
           students.
        o Mortgage related courses include: –
               a) Certificate in Mortgage Advice –
               b) The SMART way to improve your direct Marketing–
               c) The SMART way to make appointments–
               d) Being a compliance officer–
               e) The FSA's Money Rules
3. A dedicated events programme to meet the needs of the people who
   work in the mortgage community, including:
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             a) A seminar programme covering best practice and
                  innovation
             b) Business and Interpersonal skills workshops
             c) A quarterly newsletter covering topics such as:
             d) Regulatory Updates
             e) Examination News
             f) Market Views
             g) Events and Training
4. Society of Mortgage Professionals & subscribers can view back issues
of the newsletter and other key publications from the society
5. Regular email alerts and news updates.

Further details can be obtained from The CII’s website:
http://www.cii.co.uk/mortgages/faculties_societies/smp/package.aspx

				
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