Crystal ClearFinancial Advice

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

What else makes us special
Chartered Status

Our Services


Our Retirement Planning service is relevant to almost everyone, as state provision becomes less certain and we look to safeguard our futures and those of our children and grandchildren.


Advice you can trust. At Active, we know that the world of investment can be daunting; it’s difficult to know where to put your money or whose advice you can trust.

Later Life
Financial Planning

As we get older, our lifestyle and priorities change, and that is why planning ahead and making suitable arrangements is one of the keys to a happy and secure position laterin life.

Planning for
Your Business

We have worked with businesses long enough to know exactly what kind of challenges they face.


Our Protection Planning service gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family will be properly protected if the worst happens.


At Active, we have been helping people and businesses to plan and secure the right mortgage for more than 30 years.

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.

An expert’s view on investment markets

20th July 2021

With special guest & industry expert Lothar Mentel, CEO of Tatton Investment Management Overview: Will blockbuster corporate earnings revive market optimism? The world’s major stock indices mostly continued their recent…

3,500 training miles in the bag!

20th July 2021

Active’s Director & Chartered Financial Planner, Paul Gibson has now clocked over 3,500 training miles in 2021 in preparation for the gruelling Deloitte Ride Across Britain cycle event, taking place…

Another Darlington based chartered financial planner joins the team

5th July 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Joanne Fisher to our team of chartered financial planners. Joanne has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, beginning her career in 1996 on…