Ridgeways Chartered Financial Planners

Independent Financial Adviser  Ridgeways (FP) Limited, Wingrave, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4LW
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We strive to deliver an outstanding client experience whilst meeting our clients financial needs.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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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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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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Unit trusts
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Lump sum
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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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Estate planning
Response rating
9.7/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th September 2021
Meet our advisers
MR David Mills FPFS Cert SMP
Director

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.

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 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 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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
MRS Joy Powell DipPFS
Director

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: 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, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of key elements of the mortgage process, specialist types of mortgage lending, challenges in the mortgage industry and the giving of mortgage advice.

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

About us

This company is based upon a Client-centred Ethos, where we are dedicated to a long term relationship with you and the results of our endeavours are mutually rewarding. We pride ourselves that our staff will come to know you and the welcome you receive when contacting our office is second to none.

You can be sure that you will receive a truly personal service that can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Our services

We take pride in understanding the needs of our clients and deliver tailored solutions to help them. We specialise in investments, pensions and protection for individuals and businesses.

Where to find us
Head office address: Ridgeways (FP) Limited, 3 Wingbury Courtyard, Wingrave, Aylesbury, HP22 4LW
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
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
Response rating
9.7/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th September 2021

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