Corporate Benefits Consulting Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  Corporate Benefits Consulting Ltd, Glasgow, City of glasgow, G3 7NB
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Our aim is to help you achieve your financial goals.
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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ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
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Investing for income
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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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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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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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Corporate pension
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Employee benefits
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Group ISA
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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
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th September 2020
Meet our advisers
Maureen Ruddy MA (Hons), Dip PFS
Director

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

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.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

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 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: 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.

Iain McCallum

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

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.

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.

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.

Allan Maxwell BSc (Hons), CHARTERED FINANCIAL PLANNER
Director

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.

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 assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

This qualification assessed a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.

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 assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of the range of investments available for planning of pensions and to be able to apply the construction of a pension portfolio management for a client.

This AFPC module provided an advanced knowledge of life and health protection. The October 2004 examination qualified the individual to advise on long-term care insurance.

This examination demonstrated that the individual has a knowledge and understanding of all financial planning aspects of running a business and an ability to advise clients appropriately.

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Hi Iain, I cannot thank you enough for the advice, support and service you have provided to me throughout this process which has been outstanding from start to finish. You have made the entire process easy and hassle free and have negotiated an enhanced annuity for my father. I cannot thank you enough and will recommend you wholeheartedly to every single person I know that ever needs pension advice or indeed financial advice of any kind. Best regards David
David Stranaghan, Glasgow
Excellent company to deal with very customer friendly and the return on staff Pension Scheme has been very good in very difficult economic conditions. Have remained our Pension Adviser because of this and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to a company or individual.
Tom Deacon, Financial Director, Forrest Furnishing Ltd, Glasgow
We have been a client of Corporate Benefits for five years and have found the team to be very professional, knowledgeable and up to date with what’s happening in the benefits arena, and who a provide a friendly and expert service to all our employees. Our Client Manager, Maureen Ruddy, has guided us through the minefield of pensions and most recently provided expert advice and guidance leading up to auto enrolment. Corporate Benefits have taken away the administration burden associated with pensions and benefits and provide relevant, timely and up to date management reports. If anyone needs assistance in developing a tailor made benefits package for their company I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at Corporate Benefits to find the right solution and delivering sound professional advice.
Helen Muir, HR Director, Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd, Uddingston
About us

Corporate Benefits are a firm of Chartered Financial Planners who specialise in providing Pension and Retirement Planning advice to individuals and companies. Our employee benefits advice focuses on the SME Market where we provide a holistic approach which includes individual advice to all employees from the directors down. Our objective is to ensure that individuals can plan for their retirement with confidence. We are Pension Transfer Specialists. We work on a fee basis. All costs will be discussed at your first meeting, which will be at our expense.

Our services

We take time to ensure that you fully understand your options and the consequences of the choices you make.

Where to find us
Head office address: Corporate Benefits Consulting Ltd, 8 Sandyford Place, City of Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 7NB
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
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