Churchgate Accountants Limited

Independent Financial Adviser  18 Langton Place, Bury st edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NE
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We provide a personal service for all of your financial planning, tax and accountancy needs.
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 to let
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Next home / Remortgaging
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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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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
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group Protection/Life Insurance
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Group income protection
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Group life insurance
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 24th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Robin Jackson FCA CTA
Director

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

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 DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.

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 a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.

Charlotte Wilson
Financial Planner
Will Putnam
Mortgage and Protection Adviser
Alwyn Evans MENG CFP AIFP FPFS
Director

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.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to business.

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

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.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the main legal forms of business and how they are set up and managed; the consequences of bankruptcy or insolvency; business accounts and financial controls; the taxation of each type of business entity, its owners and employees; the main legal responsibilities businesses have to employees, suppliers and customers.

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 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 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.

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 portfolio investment management. If passed before September 2010 QCF 3 after then QCF 4

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.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
About us

Churchgates is a unique and powerful combination of accountants, solicitors, tax advisers, investment managers and financial planners, offering a wealth of expertise under one roof. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an all-round service to our clients, including investment and pensions advice, tax planning and tax returns, estate planning and trusts and accounts and business advice for individuals, sole traders, partnerships and companies.

Our services

Churchgates offer a unique wealth advisory service. We believe that in order to provide the best solutions for our clients financial planning advice should be given alongside a full understanding of tax and accountancy positions. We provide advice on all of our clients assets and not just their investment portfolios.

We are independent advisers and our advice is given on a fee basis. Our relationship lies solely with our clients and we are not influenced by any product providers. Our aim is to build long term trusted relationships with our clients, helping them through all stages of their life.

Where to find us

18 Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NE

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 24th February 2020

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