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Men more likely to seek professional financial advice than women

19th April 2022

A recent study by Canada Life shows that men are more likely than women to seek advice from a financial adviser or a government website. The Canada Life survey, which…

Plan ahead: how financial planning can help business owners future proof their finances

5th April 2022

Being a business owner can mean working long hours and wearing multiple hats to ensure the business runs smoothly; from marketing to human resources. This often results in the owner’s…

Gender ISA gap widens

17th March 2022

"The latest figures from HMRC reveal that women continue to stick to cash ISAs, while men opt for stocks and shares ISAs, meaning men are reaping the rewards of greater…

Jess’s Little Tees Sleepout is no April fool!

7th March 2022

When an email arrived from the Teesside Charity* inviting patrons to the new one-off ‘Little Tees Sleepout’ Active’s Jessica Wilkinson snapped up the place! Due to the success of the…

Men are almost twice as likely to be at risk of pension transfer fraud as women

28th February 2022

The report, by XPS Pensions Group’s scam protection service showed that during the course of 2021, one-in-ten (11%) pension transfers for men were likely to raise a ‘red flag’ indicating…

The Active Ingredients: Louise Woods

8th February 2022

Welcome to our very first 'Active Ingredients' where each quarter we invite a member of our team to tell us a little about themselves; what brought them to Active, what…

Tax Year End – use it or lose it!

8th February 2022

Well, 2021/22 has been another challenging year, due to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions and concerns.  However, the equity markets did perform well so did you make use of your tax…

Dry January all-round, as markets suffer festive hangover

7th February 2022

It would appear that it’s not only ourselves that over-indulges over Christmas and New Year period, needing a welcomed period of abstinence in January to get back on track, but…

Rising inflation will cut the spending power of millions of pensioners

7th February 2022

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request by London based pensions consultancy Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has found that high inflation rates will cut the total spending power of…

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.

Where there’s a (pension) will…..

21st June 2022

What is a pension will and why do you need one? Recent research from pensions provider, Canada Life reveals three quarters of UK adults have never completed a ‘pension will’.…

The Active ladies ‘walk in to the light’

14th June 2022

As the name suggests, at Active we are big fans of fitness - from cycling the length of Britain to scaling Scafell Pike, the team are always up for a…

The Active Ingredients: Joe Carey

24th May 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Active Ingredients’ when each quarter we invite a member of our team to tell us a little about themselves; what brought them to Active,…