Castlegate Financial Management Limited

Independent Financial Adviser  18 Northgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7BJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Chartered Financial Planners offering independent, whole of market sourced solutions and a valued on-going review service.
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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Critical illness
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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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Rest of world
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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
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 17th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Peter Normington
Financial Planner

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

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 in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

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 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.

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.

About us

Established in 1994, and part of the Duncan & Toplis Chartered Accountants group of companies Castlegate Financial Management has seven highly qualified and experienced advisers providing a high quality financial planning service from offices in Grantham, Stamford, Boston, Sleaford, Spalding, Newark, Lincoln, Louth, Melton Mowbray & Skegness. Coupled with more than 25 support staff the level of service and technical expertise provided is backed by high levels of training and delivered in a client friendly jargon free manner. Furthermore, Castlegate engages an independent firm of financial analysts & research specialists to enable us to offer truly whole of market sourced financial advice.

Our services

Castlegate Financial Management provides an independent, tailored and professional financial planning service for individuals and businesses which includes wealth management, tax planning & mitigation, long term care costs planning, protection solutions for both business & families; self invested pensions (including administration) and trust & estate planning. All clients have a dedicated adviser, who in turn has their own support team knowledgeable of the client.

Where to find us

18 Northgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7BJ

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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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 17th February 2020

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