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Continuum grows presence in North-East

Continuum grows presence in North-East

Continuum has appointed an IFA based in Spennymoor in County Durham to join the partnership. 

Jason Maddison has worked in financial services for more than 10 years and joins the partnership from PFP Wealth which is part of St James’s Place Wealth Management.

He holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and a certificate in mortgage advice and practice, specialising in pension and tax planning.

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Maddison said: “Trusting someone to look after your financial steps now and in the future is a big deal and I believe Continuum will provide the appropriate foundations to allow me to deliver exemplary client service and create a plan that is suited to each client, no matter the circumstances. 

“I will now be able to offer independent financial advice - which is essential for my clients and for my own professional satisfaction, plus with Continuum I can call on an entirely new level of support. It means that I can help more people.”

Maddison is the third financial adviser to join the Continuum partnership in the North-East since August, as the national IFA firm strengthens its foothold in the region.

He added: “I always try to go the extra mile to simplify complicated scenarios and take the burden away from my clients so that they can concentrate on more important things in life. Continuum will help me do that.”

Chartered financial planner Stephanie McClarence also joined the partnership in Tyneside, with financial planner Stephen Straker joining in Newcastle.

Martin Brown, managing partner at Continuum, said: “Jason can provide all-round expertise, which is important for all our clients, but he can also offer a real focus on pension and IHT planning.

“It’s clear that this is a growing area of importance in the current environment and Jason will continue to provide outstanding outcomes for his clients.

“His decision to join our business is an important addition to our strength in offering clients the best possible support.”

In October, the national IFA firm Continuum saw a 9 per cent rise in assets under influence in the three months to September 30.

The IFA said its AUI had risen to £1.53bn, prompting a 23 per cent rise in ongoing recurring income year-on-year.

sonia.rach@ft.com 

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