Our Thoughts: Page 3

Tees Valley businesses optimistic for 2022 but facing staff shortages

31st January 2022

We recently launched a new quarterly survey; the Tees Valley Business Index, as a representative temperature check for enterprises across the five Teesside boroughs. The results of our first Business…

2021 in review and outlook for 2022 with Brewin Dolphin

18th January 2022

We welcome Guy Foster, Chief Strategist for Brewin Dolphin as he takes a look at the highs and lows of 2021 and considers what the next 12 months could have…

Experienced paraplanner joins Active’s growing team

17th January 2022

We are thrilled to welcome another experienced paraplanner to the team as part of our continued period of growth. Jessica Wilkinson joins Active following a successful three and a half…

Planning for Retirement? Know Your Limits

6th December 2021

"We are all no doubt hoping for a comfortable retirement. The Government is naturally in favour of us building our own pension provision, reducing reliance on state support. However, much…

Pension Gender Gap: Young women need to save £185k more to reach the same retirement pot as men

6th December 2021

Recent research* from pension specialist Scottish Widows shows that women will need to save an additional £185k to enjoy the same retirement savings as men. This staggering gap is made…

Spreading a little Active Spirit this Christmas

29th November 2021

We are so happy to spread some Active spirit among two Teesside charities by donating food and gifts this Christmas. For the past five years the team have donated money…

New legislation to protect pension savers from scammers

18th November 2021

A new law is being introduced to help protect pension savers from fraudsters.  The legislation, which was passed on 8th November gives pension trustees and scheme managers the power to…

Active successfully retains Pension Transfer Gold Standard

9th November 2021

We are thrilled to have successfully retained the Pension Transfer Gold Standard for another year. The gold standard, delivered by the Personal Finance Society (PFS) is a voluntary code of…

Active: raising the bar

21st September 2021

When times are good, it’s relatively easy to be a financial planner, with very few clients ever challenging the service that they pay for.  However, when times are tough –…

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,…