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Don’t forget the basics – Tax Year End Planning

25th February 2019

Active's Andrew Gilmore, Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) explains that successful ‘Financial Planning’ is not just a case of investing in the most suitable,…

Active welcomes Alyson Tullock to the team

4th February 2019

We are so happy to welcome Alyson Tullock to the Active Team as Client Support Officer. Middlesbrough-based Alyson has a ‘wealth’ of experience in customer service, beginning her career as…

A tumultuous Q4 for markets, but what may lay ahead for 2019…

8th January 2019

It’s fair to say that 2018 brought less joy for investors worldwide than we had expected. The only consolation is that it came after two very pleasing years of investment…

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…

I made it! – Thank You so much for your support!

24th October 2018

On the 19th August, at 7:53am, I made it to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro! All 5895m of it! Following the Marangu Route of the largest volcano in the world,…

An exciting, fresh new look for Active

24th October 2018

As many of you will know, Active is always striving to be at the forefront of our industry in the region. We have always focused on ‘Quality’ over ‘Quantity’, and…

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.

Experienced Chartered Financial Planner joins the Active team

7th October 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Chartered Financial Planner, Andrew Haley to the Active team. Andrew has worked in financial services since 2011, as both a Paraplanner and Financial Adviser.  In…

How might Brexit affect my investments?

1st October 2019

With Director & Chartered Financial Planner, Paul Gibson. At present it feels like Brexit is the national obsession. News channels, papers and online media all compete for the most attention…

Active’s new recruit balances work and study

1st October 2019

Over the Summer, we welcomed Jessica Armstrong to the Active team as a Client Support Officer, following a six-month long project working with our MD Karl Pemberton through Teesside University’s…