Professional Financial Centre (Thames Valley) Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  Meadow Gate, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AE
First meeting at adviser's own cost
A professional, approachable and dependable firm of Chartered Financial Planners where the interests of clients always come first.
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 my next home
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Equity release
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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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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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Estate planning
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Corporate pension
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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
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 18th May 2020
Meet our advisers
Jeremy White Chartered Financial Planner
Director And Chartered Financial Planner

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 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.

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

Associate members are those who have gone on to secure more advanced qualifications by completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance or its predecessor the Associateship. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory position of home reversion plans and their place in the advice process.

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.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner Retirement advice standard
Kirsten Dalton APFS
Managing Director, Chartered Financial Planner

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 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 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.

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.

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: 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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner Later Life Accredited Adviser
What our clients say
"very satisfied with all aspects of the work. Highly recommended. Reliable, good value and friendly"
R Baldery, Maidenhead
" I cannot speak too highly of the services received. Home visits if required with regular reviews of my needs, with sincere care given in person, by phone or letter"
J Banks, Ascot
"My late father always valued the professional advice given by Kirsten Dalton at PFC Thames Valley Limited. He used this company for many years and frequently commented on the high quality of the service provided. Even after the death of my father Kirsten and her associates have been excellent at sorting out his residual finances which has helped me enormously. I would not hesitate to recommend them."
J Tudor-Price, Alton
About us

We provide professional, approachable and dependable financial planning to individuals, trusts and businesses. Our approach is informal and welcoming and we pride ourselves on giving our clients what we refer to as "sleepability", the ability to sleep at night knowing that their financial affairs are in safe hands.
We offer a wide range of financial services, and have particular expertise in clients approaching retirement and later life advice including funding for care fees.

Where to find us
Head office address: Meadow Gate, Woods Farm, Easthampstead Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AE
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 18th May 2020

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