An independent financial adviser from Falmouth has become the first member of his company to gain chartered status.
Matt Higham, an IFA at Truro-based Worldwide Financial Planning, achieved the accreditation after passing his Advanced Financial Investment Planning exam.
The result means that Higham now has Chartered Financial Planner status, as well as reaching level six accreditation for financial planning.
He said: “I am incredibly pleased to have become chartered.
“There has been a lot of hard work, as well as hours of research and revising over the last two years to get to this stage.
“As well as my own professional development, it shows a commitment to our clients.
“It gives an added assurance that they will receive the highest possible level of service, support, professionalism and integrity when they are making important financial decisions.”