PLS Financial Services Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  PLS Financial Services, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6QW
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Independent Financial Planning for Individuals, Businesses and Trustees. Your success is our success. Call us to find out more.
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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Building your home
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Buy my next home
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Buy to let
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Buying first home
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Equity release
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High loan to value
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Mortgage protection
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Right to buy
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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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Traded endowment policies
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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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Accident & sickness
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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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EEA
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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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Long term care
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020
Meet our advisers
Charles Rickards FPFS, Certs CII(MP & ER)
Chartered Financial Planner

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

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 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.

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.

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

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 assesses an understanding of group risks, including the operations of such schemes and their features and taxation.

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 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 the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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.

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

This exam accesses understanding of the features and risks of different securities, the structure and features of the securities market and relevant factors and considerations for appropriate investment recommendations.

This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Georgia Rickards
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.

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 the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

What our clients say
Charles has looked after our pensions and investments for the past 9 years. He explains things in easy to understand terms and has helped us to increase the value of our investments and pension to the point that we are comfortable in our retirement. We would recommend him to anyone looking for straight forward easy to understand advice.
Mr and Mrs Marshall, Newmarket
About us

Established in 2008, our objective is great financial outcomes for our clients. We give sound financial advice to meet your needs and objectives, whether you are an individual, company or Trustees.
We have our own 'In house' pension transfer specialist and work with other professionals to provide a complete solution.

Our services

Pension Advice – Helping you make the right choices including Occupational Pension Transfer advice.
Investment Advice – Helping you protect and maximise your wealth for growth, income or both.
Protecting individuals and business from the financial impact of death or illness. Making sure those left behind don't suffer financially as well.
Inheritance Tax Planning - Reducing the amount of tax paid after your death.
Planning for Long Term Care needs - Making sure you don’t pay more than you have.
Equity Release - Accessing capital in later life.

Where to find us
Head office address: PLS Financial Services, 48A High Street, Debenham, Suffolk, Stowmarket, IP14 6QW
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Compliance

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020

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