AFH Wealth Management LTD

Independent Financial Adviser  Unit 5 Albert Edward House, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9WT
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Chartered Financial Planner providing friendly, impartial, Independent Financial Advice to help Individual and Corporate clients achieve their financial goals.
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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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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Critical illness
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Income protection insurance
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Large business
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Life insurance
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Small business
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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 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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 30th March 2020
Meet our advisers
Gary Hayton FPFS BA (Hons)
Chartered Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.

To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the main legal forms of business and how they are set up and managed; the consequences of bankruptcy or insolvency; business accounts and financial controls; the taxation of each type of business entity, its owners and employees; the main legal responsibilities businesses have to employees, suppliers and customers.

In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.

Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

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 financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

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

This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

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.

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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the basic structure of the tax system and self-assessment; the main taxes on income and capital that may be charged on individuals, the self-assessment system and how tax liabilities are computed; impact of residence and domicile on an individuals liability to UK tax.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.

This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
"I have received excellent independent advice and information around my pensions from Gary Hayton. He has a friendly approach and explains things in layman terms. He has added significant value to our retirement position and I would not hesitate in recommending Gary to others."
Mr. D. Monks, Thornton-Cleveleys
Gary was first class , no false promises , just good ,easy to understand advice , always very polite and friendly, well turned out , punctual and always contactable by phone text or E-mail
Mr J. Crosbie, Carlisle
I was fortunate to retire early, through voluntary redundancy and needed advice on how to invest my money wisely. After explaining to Gary my situation, he was very patient, thorough and explained the various options in basic terms, so I understood fully. I arrange twice a year to discuss my circumstances with Gary. He is very pleasant and very professional. Over the last 3 years , the return on my investments has been excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better performance.
Miss T. Tugwell, Preston
We met with Gary to discuss getting the most out of our lifelong savings. From day one we have received returns that were beyond our expectations and an excellent ongoing service.
Mrs. Ashworth, Preston
We needed to invest our savings more ambitiously than with deposits and building societies. Gary directed us to products that have given us growth beyond that of deposit based accounts in line with our risk tolerances, whilst also respecting our ethical preferences.
Mr. & Mrs. Davies, Preston
About us

At AFH, we believe that successfully growing your wealth has to begin with an effective financial plan – that’s why we’ve combined the two disciplines in an end-to-end holistic service that we, unsurprisingly, call “financial-planning-led wealth management”.

Our approach is simple: we provide a professionally qualified financial adviser to understand you and your financial needs and objectives. AFH advisers are financial planning specialists who will prioritise and create your comprehensive financial plan.

We understand how important it is to ensure your money grows and maintains its buying power. Few advisory businesses have access to the necessary specialists in-house, and instead outsource which can make it expensive for clients. Our advisers are backed by our in-house team of investment professionals whose sole objective is to ensure your success.

At AFH you join our “community” where every member shares in our success as we grow. So whether you are using an old school IFA with a narrow approach, a small advisory firm with limited resources, or a large firm that doesn’t pass on its cost savings you will probably enjoy a better future with us.

Our services

I am a Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest level of qualification in our industry.

I pride myself on offering genuinely impartial financial advice, in a friendly and professional manner.

I have particular expertise in Retirement Planning, Inheritance Tax Solutions, long term Investments and provide regular ongoing reviews to ensure my clients financial plans remain on track to achieve their goals.

Where to find us
Head office address: Unit 5 Albert Edward House, The Pavilions, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YB
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 30th March 2020

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