Armstrong Watson Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Independent Financial Adviser  Armstrong Watson, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1HP
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We believe in working with our clients to provide them with proactive financial advice tailored to them.
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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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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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 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 25th May 2020
Meet our advisers
Steve Shovlin DipPFS
Financial Planning Consultant

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.

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

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 financial protection plans.

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

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.

This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

Marcus Dodds DipPFS
Financial Planning Consultant

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.

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

This qualification assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.

About us

We're a Chartered Financial Planning firm part of the Armstrong Watson group. We have offices across Cumbria, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Scotland.

As no two people or businesses are the same, our approach is to step into our client’s shoes and see their situation from their perspective, which provides us with a clear understanding of their aspirations and objectives. This helps us shape our independent financial advice and provide an effective, personalised planning service to all our clients.

We believe in working with our clients to provide them with proactive advice and solutions.

Financial advice isn't often a stand alone activity and where relevant, we're able to work with other specialists from the accountancy, tax and business advisory areas of our group to ensure solutions are tailored specifically to your circumstances.

Your initial meeting is at our cost and provides you with the opportunity to ensure that you are comfortable working with us and for our Financial Planning Consultant to establish your needs and objectives and make an assessment of the work to be undertaken.

We'll explain all costs which will be payable for our advice and services but won't charge you until we have agreed it with you.

Our services

With an ever increasing range of financial solutions available and information which can be accessed far more easily, the challenge is how to identify the right strategy.

This is where we work with clients to ensure they have a clear plan, focused on achieving their goals and aspirations.

Our qualified independent financial advisers have access to the whole of the market and have the expertise to help you develop your business and personal financial strategies.

We’ve been providing bespoke financial planning advice for over 30 years. Visit our website to see our client testimonials and download our quarterly magazine.

Where to find us
Head office address: Armstrong Watson, Fairview House, Victoria Place, Cumbria, Carlisle, CA1 1HP
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
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 25th May 2020

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