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Disorderly divestments create confusing market dynamics

16th March 2020

Last week could be characterised as an “orderly” repricing of equity markets to the consequences of COVID-19 disruptions. This week has seen second-order market dynamics, driving valuations down to levels…

Coronavirus – Business Contingency Planning

16th March 2020

It is fair to say that circumstances have changed significantly during the last 7 days for everyone with regards to Coronavirus, and we at Active are not immune. As Public…

Tax year end planning – your allowances

4th February 2020

As we are approach the end of the tax year (5th April 2020), our Claire Davison, Independent Financial Adviser summarises the current allowances that may be available to you to…

Yarm School students emulate Broadway stars with help from Active

30th January 2020

Active will be helping Yarm School students become Broadway stars by supporting its upcoming performance of Miss Saigon, after the success of 2018’s production of Les Misérables. We are continuing…

The sad passing of our good friend, Ian Layton

27th January 2020

It is with great sadness, that we advise you of the sudden passing of one of our former Advisers, and good friend, Ian Layton, who sadly passed away just before…

Our culture is key

6th January 2020

With Director & Chartered Financial Planner, Paul Gibson* The German Poet Hanz Magnus Enzensberger once said “Culture is like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass of water – you don’t…

Active adopts the Pensions Transfer Gold Standard

6th January 2020

With Paul Gibson, Director & Chartered Financial Planner* The Gold Standard is a voluntary code of professional standards based on principles of good practice in safeguarded and defined benefit pension…

Active Chairman hands the keys to the next generation

17th December 2019

Active's founder Glyn Pemberton is stepping aside from the day-to-day running of the business and passing the reins onto the next generation. Glyn began his career with Co-operative Insurance Services…

Active spreads Christmas cheer with charity donations

3rd December 2019

We are spreading festive cheer to two Teesside charities by donating gifts to local people who may not receive gifts this Christmas. For the past three years we have collected…

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.

Welcoming clients back to Active House as lockdown eases

6th July 2020

At Active we welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement last month that lockdown rules are easing. The introduction of a “1 metre plus” rule, which replaces the “2 metre rule” in…

Key points for investors in a post Covid-19 world

2nd June 2020

With Andrew Gilmore, Chartered Financial Planner Life has changed dramatically for us all in the last two months or so. Whilst minor amendments are being made to restrictions, it does…

Taking the first steps to re-open Active House

1st June 2020

At Active we are supporting the government’s plans to help businesses get back to work by beginning to relax lockdown measures and allow staff to return to work at Active…