The Financial Services National Training Organisation (NTO) has produced a training and competence tool kit for advisers.

It has been produced with the help of the Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) Life Office, and is designed to give practical support and assistance to firms in meeting the Financial Services Authority's regulatory requirements.

IFA Life Office chairman David Henderson said: “We see training and competence as being key to developing the IFA sector and a major part of the life offices support for IFAs. We are delighted to have played a major role in this development.”

Available from April, the tool kit will be free of charge to NTO members.