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Financial advice enrolments surging: Kaplan

Financial advice enrolments surging: Kaplan

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Financial services education enrolments are increasing, education provider Kaplan Professional has announced, as “more people are embracing financial advice as a career”.

"At the end of August, there was almost a 30 per cent increase in financial services enrolments compared to this time last year and a 20 per cent increase on the previous month,” Kaplan said in a statement.

“The data also suggests higher education is being embraced with over 1,000 students enrolled in the Master of Financial Planning – a 42 per cent increase compared to August 2015.

“Seventy per cent of students enrolled in financial services courses already have a bachelor’s degree and 36 per cent are female,” the statement added.

According to Kaplan Professional chief executive Brian Knight, “The figures speak for themselves … advisers are not waiting to be told to upgrade their education … it shows there is a commitment from advisers … they are willing to upskill and take action now to stay ahead of the curve.

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“They are taking pride in the growth of their profession and are not deterred by the proposed legislation,” he said.

Financial advice enrolments surging: Kaplan
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