Tier One Capital

Independent Financial Adviser  Keel House, North shields, Tyne and wear, NE30 2NB
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Our aim is to ensure the long term prosperity of our clients. Not everyone’s financial advice is independent. Ours is.
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 review
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Pensions transfer
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Buying commercial property
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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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Lump sum
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Regular savings
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Critical illness
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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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EEA
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Rest of world
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Commercial mortgages
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group Protection/Life Insurance
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Stockbroking services
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Long term care
Response rating
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 15th January 2020
Meet our advisers
Peter Conway

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.

Michael Carrick
Senior Wealth Adviser

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 postgraduate finance qualification covers the areas of securities, investment, compliance, derivatives, corporate finance and operations. It provides flexibility and choice, enabling candidates to concentrate on areas relevant to their chosen career path

To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.

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.

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.

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.

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

Paul Blight
Head of Wealth Management

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

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.

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.

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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

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 exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.

What our clients say
We have entrusted our financial planning for ourselves and our family to Michael for decades and will continue to do so. He has provided timely financial advice and we have reaped the rewards of this many times
Mrs Robson, Kirkwhelpington
In the 1990’s I started working with Michael Carrick and I still continue to use his services today.
Mr Millican, Morpeth
Since engaging with Tier One CapitalI have found our regular meetings to be an important point in my diary. They understand my needs and explain the most complex issues in a way I can understand .
Mr G Arnott, Hepscott
I have used Tier One to help me plan my pension funds and look at the best times to take benefits from my various plans.
Mr P Martin, Wallsend
About us

We provide face to face advice and help on selecting the most appropriate Investment Plan and Pension/Retirement Planning.

We listen to and understand our clients. This leads to us giving clear concise advice, allowing you to make more informed decisions.
Clients often describe us as; approachable, trustworthy, reliable, honest, considerate, focused, dedicated and affable.

We work on a fee basis and the first meeting is at our expense, and can be held at either your home, work or at our offices.

Not everyone’s financial advice is independent. Ours is.

Our services

One simple principle has underpinned our approach to business that is to ask ourselves, “How would we want to be treated in this matter?”

In adopting this attitude, we aim to ensure that our corporate and private clients are totally satisfied with every aspect of their dealings with us, and with the outcomes we achieve on their behalf. We believe it is an approach that works.

By applying our expertise to the opportunities and challenges our clients face, we build a bond with you, deliver realistic solutions and constantly strive to exceed their expectations.

Where to find us

Keel House, Garth Heads, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2JE

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£250,000
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
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 15th January 2020

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