Century Law Limited

Independent Financial Adviser  St Stephens House, Windsor, SL4 1RU
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Chartered Financial planners offering tailored personal advice focusing on your future plans.
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 commercial property
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Buying first home
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Flexible mortgages
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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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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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Estate planning
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Taxation planning
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Employee benefits
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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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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Stockbroking services
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Long term care
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th June 2022
Meet our advisers
MR Alan Bird FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner

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

This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the supervisors role in a regulated organisation; recruitment, training, attaining competence, maintaining competence and supervising competence; management information and performance standards; Financial Services Authority rules and guidelines in respect of competence and supervision; the legal and regulatory aspects of employment and supervision.

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 assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.

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

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.

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.

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 assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

Accreditations
Chartered financial planner - individual adviser accreditation
MR Jeremy Pope FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner

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

This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

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.

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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the supervisors role in a regulated organisation; recruitment, training, attaining competence, maintaining competence and supervising competence; management information and performance standards; Financial Services Authority rules and guidelines in respect of competence and supervision; the legal and regulatory aspects of employment and supervision.

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 personal tax and trusts.

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.

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.

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 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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

Accreditations
Chartered financial planner - individual adviser accreditation
MR Rowan Higgs
Financial Planner

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry including: regulation and ethics, personal taxation, investment principles and risk, pensions and retirement planning, financial protection

Mrs Cheryl Wagstaff Dip PFS
Financial Planner

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

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.

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

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of key elements of the mortgage process, specialist types of mortgage lending, challenges in the mortgage industry and the giving of mortgage advice.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

About us

At Century Financial Planning (Trading style of Century Law Limited) we understand that making the right financial decision is crucial to ensuring our clients' life aspirations are achieved.
We focus on what is important to you, whether it be looking to retire early, gift monies to your family or simply ensuring you have enough.
We create financial spending plans to give you the confidence to do the things in life you have always thought about.
The product or product provider is secondary in our discussions as only after we have fully understood your plans can we assess the suitability of your current arrangements.
We help you plan for your short, medium and long term future and use "what if" scenarios to stress test the potential success of your plan, whether it be excess inflation, market downturns or gifting too much too soon all will place you in an informed financial position.

Our services

We offer a first meeting without cost or obligation to you during which we will provide details of how we work and listen to your thoughts and plans.
If we can add value to you and your family we will summarise the meeting in writing providing full details of our fees and charges.
We offer a fixed fee planning phase enabling us to assess the suitability of your current financial situation, building a plan without bias and not requiring a product sale for us to be remunerated.

Where to find us
Head office address: St Stephens House, Arthur Road, Windsor, SL4 1RU
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£101,000
Minimum pension value
£51,000
Minimum mortgage value
£251,000
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Advice methods
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Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th June 2022

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