Wren Sterling in partnership with Saffron Building Society

Independent Financial Adviser  12b Culver Street West, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We've worked with Saffron Building Society for many years, helping hundreds of customers make informed financial planning decisions
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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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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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection 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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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 3rd August 2020
Meet our advisers
Russell Vaughan
Independent Financial Adviser

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

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.

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 the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

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, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

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

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

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 exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.

This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.

Mark Norris
Independent Financial Adviser

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
I’ve used Wren Sterling for several years now for my personal financial planning arrangements. As an accountant and business adviser I find Wren Sterling’s professional knowledge invaluable and a strong value-add for my clients as well. They’re highly professional and, refreshingly, they’re nice people to deal with.
Tony Smith, UK
Your advice and expertise on the Pension Scheme has been a great help and a weight of our minds. We had been slightly concerned in ‘getting it right’. Even although we are a small family run business and thought we could manage this ourselves, it has been beneficial to have contacted Wren Sterling to tick all the right boxes required! The process has certainly been made much easier with friendly and professional help. We would certainly recommend anyone who has not yet started a pension scheme to contact you.
Adrienne, UK
I feel that there is always someone available for me to contact and that my own best interest is paramount. There is no hard sell but good advice is always available.
David Spence, UK
About us

Wren Sterling is the financial planning partner to Saffron Building Society.

We take the time to get to know you – and because we’re independent we can recommend the most suitable financial products from the whole of the market. We work with private individuals and corporate clients, and no matter the size of your investments or your aspirations, you can expect the same level of care and professionalism from our advisers. We listen to your aspirations, and we help make them happen. We’ll support you throughout your financial journey – so you can make the right decisions with confidence to grow your wealth and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy.

Please note - your information will be sent to Wren Sterling for the purposes of contacting you about financial advice.

Our services

- Family financial planning and protection
- Retirement, post-retirement and later-life planning
- Investment planning
- Corporate and Director financial planning

Our experienced advisers are supported by a team of qualified para planners and administrators across the UK. We have a dedicated telephone advice team – so wherever you are, get in touch.

Where to find us
Head office address: 12b Culver Street West, Essex, Colchester, CO1 1JG
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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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 3rd August 2020

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