Mark Lightfoot

Restricted - Whole of Market  The Plex Business Centre, Wakefield, WF1 2DQ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Retirement and Pension Specialist based in and around Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield. Call today for a free consultation or informal chat.
We can advise you on
Defined benefit
Pension consolidation
Pension drawdown
Pensions & retirement planning
Pensions review
Pensions transfer
ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
Investing for income
Unit trusts
Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th July 2021
Meet our advisers
MR Mark Lightfoot
Financial Adviser, Wealth Management Partner

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

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

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: 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 assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

About us

Specialising in pensions and retirement, we provide personal financial advice, face-to-face, phone or videocalls.

We advise on;

- drawdown
- pension transfers,
- defined benefit pensions,
- consolidation,
- reviews,
- annuities,
- estate planning,
- investments for growth / income
- financial protection for you and your assets.

Consultations and reviews are free of charge, usually at your home or place of work from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday or 9am-12 Midday Saturday mornings.

After gaining a degree in Business and Economics in 1998, Mark qualified as a financial adviser in 2000. He has 21 years experience gained with Natwest, HSBC & True Potential. Mark spent 3-years in Guernsey and Jersey (2010-2012) advising on complex offshore pensions, annuities, trusts and investments to ex-pat and overseas clients.

Mark has completed the 2021 Advanced Diploma qualification, AF8 Retirement Income Planning to ensure knowledge and advice provided is correct and up to date with the latest industry and market developments. Mark also has the AF4 investment and A1 'tax and trusts' advanced diploma qualification.

Our services

Advice is provided without jargon, in a friendly manner, at your pace and timescale.

Mark helps clients in all stages of retirement planning.

• Retiring NOW?
Reviewing all the options can be daunting. Whether you just want to sense-check your ideas, OR review all options available, Mark will help you plan the most tax-efficient, cost-effective and sensible options to help you get the most from your assets.

• Retiring within 2 years?
It’s essential to start planning now, establishing your retirement goals and dreams and how your pensions and assets can support you.

• Building your assets to secure your retirement?
Mark will help you build a plan, use the right products to help you meet your goals and ambitions in the most tax-efficient and cost-effective way.

Clients can review balances daily, add to pensions/investments in seconds on ad-hoc or regular basis using the True Potential award winning client site / app or have traditional statements.

Where to find us
Head office address: The Plex Business Centre, 15 Margaret Street, Wakefield, WF8 1LJ
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value
Minimum mortgage value
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Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th July 2021

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