Charters Private Wealth

Independent Financial Adviser  2 Shottery Brook Office Park, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9NR
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Are you finding the task of managing your finances daunting? If the answer is yes, we can take the worry out of your life, keep things simple, and give you assurances about your financial future. CONTACT US WITHOUT DELAY.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Pension consolidation
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Pension drawdown
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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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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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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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Capital gains tax
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Estate planning
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Income tax
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Taxation planning
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th October 2020
Meet our advisers
Michael Harvey, BSc (Hons) APFS CFP Chartered MCSI
Director, Chartered and Certified Financial Planner

An internationally recognised financial planning credential. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications (usually AFPC/DipPFS) or equivalent, an IFP assessment, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.

This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.

This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
I had become somewhat limited in my outward perspective with regard to my financial position. Michael asked in depth questions around my wider financial/lifestyle radar which prompted me to re-examine my thinking and my plans. No previous financial adviser had done this. This in turn led to wholly relevant financial review rather than mere investment/pension advice - which was also excellent and wholly relevant to myself and my profile. To be candid I would struggle to suggest how Michael could improve on his meeting with me. The pre work completed was excellent, the questions relevant and thought provoking, the commentary/summary was excellent. I would not hesitate in recommending Michael to anyone who needs a timely/comprehensive review and action plan re financial situation.
Mrs Nicol-Hilton, Warwickshire
Whenever you deal with Michael you have an abiding sense that he is working for only your best interest. He always ensures it is a very personal service in helping you achieve your financial goals and ambitions. It is the very best personal and professional service. I am extremely content that my ambitions are on track and my goals to date have been met and exceeded. At every stage Michael ensures that you a total understanding of your financial situation. I'm extremely happy with the structure and content of our regular meetings. Over the years I have worked with Michael, never once has he failed to answer any request for additional advice or help by way of phone or email. Whilst I would never abuse the fact he is so approachable I feel confident that given the level of support for my family and the nature of his personal service he would always do his very best to help in any circumstance.
Mr Stock, Worcestershire
The family road map service has proved to have had some immediate financial benefits and identified some gaps in other areas which needed to be addressed. Experience so far has been excellent and we continue to work with Michael on an ongoing basis.
Mr Bradbury, Worcestershire
About us

We’re a team of highly dedicated professionals who believe everyone should be in a position to make smart, informed decisions when it comes to their money. We enjoy helping clients secure a better life for themselves and their loved ones and are here to make your life easier, less worrying and more comfortable.

We’re proud that our business grows mainly through recommendation. New clients often approach us after being enthusiastically recommended by a colleague, friend or family member. We see this as a testament to our ability and ‘client first’ mentality.

Our services

At Charters Private Wealth, we believe exceptional financial planning is achieved through highly personal, face-to-face advice. Our friendly and approachable team can help you answer some of life’s really big questions, such as:

- At what age will I be able to retire?

- When can I afford to stop doing what I no longer particularly enjoy and start doing more of the things I love instead?

- Am I taking too much risk with my investments?

- Would my family be able to cope without me?

- How can I reduce my tax liabilities?

- Can I sell my business?

With our help, you can be in total command of your financial affairs—for the rest of your life.

Where to find us
Head office address: 2 Shottery Brook Office Park, Timothy's Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9NR
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£500,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th October 2020

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