AFH Wealth Management

Independent Financial Adviser  St Georges Place, York, North yorkshire, YO24 1DR
First meeting at adviser's own cost
As Chartered Independent Financial Planners, Thomas Heald provides bespoke planning and financial advisory services to individuals and corporate clients.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Auto enrolment
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Pension consolidation
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Pension drawdown
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Pensions & divorce
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Pensions & retirement planning
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Pensions review
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Pensions transfer
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SIPPs
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Stakeholder
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Bad credit
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Building your home
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Buy to let
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Buying commercial property
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Buying first home
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High loan to value
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Right to buy
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Self-employed mortgages
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Wealth management
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Ethical investments
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ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
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Investing for income
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Investment trusts
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OEICs
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Offshore investments
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Socially responsible investments
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Traded endowment policies
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Unit trusts
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Lump sum
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National savings
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Regular savings
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Savings for children
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School fees planning
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Accident & sickness
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Buildings and contents
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Capital gains tax
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Estate planning
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Income tax
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Taxation planning
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Corporate pension
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Employee benefits
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Group ISA
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group Protection/Life Insurance
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Group critical illness
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Group income protection
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Group life insurance
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Group private medical insurance
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Group risk
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th January 2020
Meet our advisers
Nick Thomas APFS
Chartered Financial Planner

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the supervisors role in a regulated organisation; recruitment, training, attaining competence, maintaining competence and supervising competence; management information and performance standards; Financial Services Authority rules and guidelines in respect of competence and supervision; the legal and regulatory aspects of employment and supervision.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.

The CFA Program has been described as the gold standard qualification for the investment industry. This program thoroughly covers a broad range of investment topics including asset valuation, financial mathematics, corporate finance and portfolio management

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory position of home reversion plans and their place in the advice process.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.

This AFPC module provided an advanced knowledge of life and health protection. The October 2004 examination qualified the individual to advise on long-term care insurance.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: main tax and legal frameworks that govern the accumulation phase of building up retirement benefits under registered pension schemes; features of defined contribution and defined benefit pensions; choices faced by early leavers and use of transfer value analysis; State retirement benefits available, including the risks and suitability of contracting out of the State Second Pension.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
About us

At Thomas Heald Ltd, we pride ourselves on the fact that our market-leading approach to financial planning is based on establishing successful, long-term client relationships. We offer independent, whole of the market advice, which means we aren’t tied to any product providers, so you can rest assured that any recommendations we make come purely from a standpoint of professional expertise and integrity.

As a large Chartered practice, we are considered to be amongst the top 10% of financial advisory firms in the country, but our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop there.

Put simply, our top priority is to ensure you receive the best financial advice possible. That’s why our advisers have a wide range of specialist qualifications, with many having achieved (or on course to achieve) individual Chartered Status.

Alongside the technical proficiency, we also require our advisers to have extensive industry experience and an impeccable track record for putting the client's needs first, and acting with openness and integrity at all times.

Our services

Our local adviser based in York is Nick Thomas, Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. Co-founder and director of Thomas Heald, Nick has worked in financial services since 1986 and specialises in investment and inheritance tax planning.

A highly experienced and well-qualified individual, Nick is able to handle all manner of complex financial needs and situations. Nick is a firm believer that expert knowledge and top quality service married together help deliver the best possible outcomes for clients - and this belief is what forms the basis of his approach to financial planning.

Where to find us

St Georges Place, York, YO24 1DR

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
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Minimum mortgage value
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Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th January 2020

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