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CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals may become certified to use the CFP Marks in more than one territory by obtaining CFP certification from the FPSB Member in the new territory. Those Individuals must abide by the certification renewal requirements of FPSB Members in both the home and new territories. Use the form below to determine what the across-border certification requirements are in your territory:


 

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Why CFP Professionals Are Better

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

In today’s financial industry, there are many salespeople who sell investment products unfairly to consumers. They use persuasion and manipulate the information to make their products seem favorable. Let’s use a foreign currency insurance product as an example:

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Current Cross Border Issues Affecting Financial Planners

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

One year ago, I had a client who had a Taiwanese father, but had immigrated to the US a long time ago. He was born in the US and cannot speak Mandarin. He came to me for financial planning because his father has many assets in Taiwan, and he and his brother will face tax issues in the future. The estate tax is quite low; 10%, but it was 50% just two years ago. Even if the estate tax is only 10%, the amount for their estate tax will still be quite high and they need to plan for it in advance. In Taiwan, we use global taxation,

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Will your financial planning clients really reach their goals?

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

Every client’s situation is different making it impossible to use the same model for every client. I start over with every case I handle because each client has a unique problem that requires me to be patient and accompany them through the financial planning process. In this blog, I will share with you things I’ve learned through many years of financial planning practice experience.

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CFP Professionals: Building Awareness and Overcoming Regulatory Limits

Taylor Liao, CFP

By Taylor Liao, CFP, Taiwan

CFP professionals in Taiwan have to accomplish thirty hours of CPD courses every year, but that may vary depending on the territory. It is hard to learn the knowledge of running an advisory firm due to the lack long standing financial planning firms in Taiwan.

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The One Thing CFP Professionals Need to Succeed Right Now

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

CFP professionals are held to different education standards around the world. This is due to the differences in language, law and tax rules in the 24 territories where CFP certification is offered. One of the challenges that prevents students from earning their CFP certification in the first place and stops CFP professionals from renewing their certification is how to start a fee-based consulting practice.

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Positive Signs the CFP Professional Market is Growing in Taiwan

By Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

The biggest barrier to growing the number of CFP professionals in Taiwan is that the CFP certificants can’t see a clear and bright future for the profession. Most of them have no idea about how to use this certification to benefit themselves.

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CFP Certification at a Turning Point in Taiwan

By KP Liu, CFP, CEO of FPAT

Financial Planning Association of Taiwan (FPAT) is a standards setting body with limited resources on hand. Unlike certification organizations in other territories, FPAT is not involved in the education piece of the CFP certification program, with the end result being that FPAT has limited financial resources.

One of the main reasons Taiwan is facing declining growth in CFP certificants is simply because the market receptiveness towards the “financial planning” concept is very low.

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Why is Taiwan Facing Declining CFP Professional Growth?

By Christine Chang, CFP, Chinese Taipei

According to a recent Reuters article, the number of CFP professionals has increased by 23% in the past five years. In addition, the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa has declared a 9% increase in its CFP professionals (Horowitz). When world-renowned companies such as Merrill Lynch and UBS are encouraging their employees to acquire their CFP certification and affirming the framework of the CFP credential, is it still pertinent to discuss the barriers of growth for CFP professional numbers?

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