Alps F S Ltd

Restricted - Whole of Market  Compton House, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4TX
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Let us help you meet your aims in life by reducing your worry about money.
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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Buy my next home
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Buy to let
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Buying first home
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Equity release
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Flexible mortgages
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High loan to value
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Next home / Remortgaging
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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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Socially responsible investments
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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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Large business
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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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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group life insurance
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020
Meet our advisers
Guy Fisher

The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice

Ulick Burke
Director

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.

The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice

Julian Ellis FPFS, Chartered FCSI CertsPFS (DM), Cert CII(MP & ER)
Director

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

This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities. 

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.

This postgraduate finance qualification covers the areas of securities, investment, compliance, derivatives, corporate finance and operations. It provides flexibility and choice, enabling candidates to concentrate on areas relevant to their chosen career path

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 examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

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 examination assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.

This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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 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 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: 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 assesses a broad understanding of the principles of private client investment within the context of the current regulatory environment

To achieve the CertPFS (DM) and individual needs to pass 2 diploma units in Regulation and ethics and Discretionary Investment Management

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to apply and evaluate the supervision principles and practices in a retail financial services business

At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

MCSI membership is full membership of the CISI, and denotes a high level of achievement and competence. It is awarded to those with a suitable combination of qualifications and experience

FCSI membership is full membership of the CISI, and denotes an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest levels of knowledge, skills and behaviour. It is awarded to those with a suitable combination of qualifications and experience.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

This qualification is a specialist qualification which demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of Financial Markets, Portfolio Construction Theory and Applied Wealth Management.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
About us

We find out what you want from life and work with you to help you achieve it.

We can reduce your worry and save you time so you can spend it doing what you want to do. We can give you financial confidence and certainty and help you achieve your hopes and avoid your financial fears.

Let's have a chat and see if we can help you.

Call us if you want to talk more about what we can do for you.

Our services

We help you take control of your finances so that you can get on and enjoy your financial future without having to worry about where the money is coming from. That is why our clients have come to us and are still with us. With modern technology, personal advice and plain English, there is still room for you to join our exclusive clients' club. But don't leave it too long. Your money won't benefit from the wait.

Where to find us
Head office address: Compton House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4TX
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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Compliance

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020

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