CPSP ready for launch

by Ivor

The ASTL and FIBA have confirmed that the Certified Practitioner in Specialist Property Finance (CPSP) is now ready for launch and has already received a significant number of registrations from finance professionals eager to undertake the education programme.

The trade associations have worked together and with the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) over the last 18 months in preparing CPSPF, which will provide a definitive and targeted education programme for the Short Term and Specialist Lending sector.

CPSP is an optional e-learning programme that will cover bridging, short term finance, development finance and specialist buy to let. Participants who complete the modules will be recognised through the award of an LIBF digital badge and accredited for CPD purposes.

Anyone wishing to register their interest in taking the CPSP qualification, can do so now at:


Adam Tyler, Executive Chairman at FIBA, says: “We are really pleased to be able to confirm the imminent launch of CPSP, and would like to take this opportunity to thank again the 18 authors and question writers from across the industry who have provided the learning materials that make up the 13 topics included within the education programme. We have now signed off those learning materials and all that remains to be done are some final checks before we are able to launch this ground-breaking step for the specialist finance industry.”

Vic Jannels, CEO at the ASTL says:The launch of CPSP has been a long but exciting journey and I want to pay tribute to all of those who have been involved in delivering the initiative. We are just a matter of weeks away from officially launching the programme, but registrations are open now and we have already been really pleased by the number of people who have already signed up to take the qualification.

“CPSP will provide advisers with the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to high standards of customer service and competency, and is a major stepping stone in continuing to enhance standards and advance the reputation of our industry.”

To find out more about the ASTL please visit: www.theastl.org

To find out more about FIBA please visit www.fiba.org.uk

PRESS RELEASE: 14th March 2023