Windmill Financial Services Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  Falcon House, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4AG
First meeting at adviser's own cost
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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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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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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Buildings and contents
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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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Employee benefits
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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
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 19th October 2020
Meet our advisers
Stephen Beverley BA (HONS), DIP PFS
Director

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

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 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.

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, 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 financial protection plans.

About us

Windmill are a firm of Independent Financial Advisers offering professional, bespoke independent advice to all clients.

Whether you are looking for potentially greater returns from your investments/pensions, or looking to Release Equity from your home in order to improve your retirement, or simply want a quote for your Mortgage, Windmill can cater for all of your needs.

Company Director, Stephen Beverly, holds a degree in Financial Services, specialising in Investments & Pensions, has already achieved Diploma status, and is one of only a handful of advisers in Lancashire to have the permission to conduct all forms of Equity Release business.

Where to find us
Head office address: Falcon House, 35 Regent Avenue, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4AG
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£20,000
Minimum pension value
£20,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 19th October 2020

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