I have been a member of ICAEW for 37 years and am thinking of resigning at the end of this year to save wasting any more money. The only benefit my clients receive from my membership is when I sign mortgage and loan applications and it asks for qualifications. I recently signed one for Abbey where the only acceptable qualifications shown on the form were ICAEW and ACCA.
What do accountants not members of professional bodies do in this situation ? I do not want to prejudice my clients but neither do I want to remain with ICAEW/