Why are we special?

We are 100% commited to always acting in our clients’ best interests.

It’s a good question with a simple answer. At Active, we understand that financial planning can seem like a complicated area.

We also know this makes it even more important for you to have real confidence and total trust in the team you choose for financial advice and management. That is why we work harder and smarter to provide a more tailored and relevant service, all delivered with professionalism and integrity you know you can count on.

Chartered Financial Planner Status

Our highly-coveted chartered status means we work to standards matched by only a tiny proportion of financial planning firms.

Chartered firms must meet serious obligations.  To retain our title we must ensure the advice, service and ongoing support we provide you are of the highest quality.

Our advice must be based solely on your researched needs, and provided by someone competent to discuss products and services that meet your requirements.

  • We ensure our technical and professional knowledge and competence through professional qualifications
  • We keep our knowledge and skills up to date through continuing professional development
  • Our team must be members of the Personal Finance Society (the financial planning arm of the Chartered Insurance Institute) and must comply with its Code of Ethics, which is enforced through disciplinary sanctions

Our Chartered title means a lot to us.  It was not easily achieved and it takes continuous investment to maintain.  That means staying ahead of the curve on products, markets, legislation and legal requirements.  It also means we always act in our clients’ best interests, meeting and often exceeding the strict Code of Ethics our Chartered status relies on.

Many of our team are also qualified to Chartered Fellowship status, the very highest level of qualification awarded in our industry.

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Active Spirit

“Having been a client of Active for many many years and have always been given great advice and direction. I am now looked after by Andrew. He has given excellent advice and service, continuing on the great work this company has always offered me. Always cheerful and helpful; a great asset to Active. I have no problem recommending him to other people.

Tees Businesswomen of the Year Awards – I made the shortlist!

12th November 2018

By Liza Pontone Last month, I was absolutely delighted to find that the team at Active had nominated me for the first ever Tees Businesswomen of the Year awards. I…

Pensioners reclaim over £330m in overpaid tax with more than £50m in emergency tax repaid since Jan 2018!

6th November 2018

In our role as Financial Planners, we spend a considerable amount of time assisting clients with structuring their income requirements in retirement. Much of this can revolve around the taxation…

Government rejects calls for ‘fundamental reform’ to pensions tax relief

24th October 2018

It would appear that the government has poured cold water on any plans to reform the tax relief system for pension contributions in the near future, despite many calls to…