The Professional Advisers Association has dumped its introduction to mortgages course and replaced it with a five-day course which it hopes will become mandatory for people wanting to enter the industry.
The new five-day course, Mortgage Lending for New Advisers, has received strong support from dealer groups and lenders, PAA chief executive Rod Severn says.
"The new course is another example of the industry’s commitment to providing excellent advice,” he says.“We want more New Zealanders to use a mortgage adviser and to benefit from quality advice."
Severn says professional development and consumer awareness are two of the biggest issues the association is working on at the moment...MORE»
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