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 examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
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.
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.
This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
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.
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.
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