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Lauren Tilly

Operations Manager (ESFJ) Joined Active in 2012 as an administrator, assisting Gary with the general running of the business and ensuring the highest level of customer service. She wants to make her own money and feel proud of herself for everything she achieves. Lauren enjoys a fair bit of banter, can compete with Jake for […]

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Jake Rogoff

Mortgage & Protection Broker (ESTJ) The 1st Active team member, Jake joined in 2009 and is the most committed. He started as a life insurance adviser and became qualified to provide mortgage advice in 2015. Jake aspires to offer financial and pension advice as he gets older.* Enjoys shouting loudly while talking to customers on […]

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Georgia Budd

Protection Broker (ENFP) Georgia joined Active in October 2015 as an apprentice and is now qualified to give life insurance advice. She manages the advice of our existing life insurance customers single handed. She’s our youngest member of the team who wants to be Gary’s boss. If there is chocolate or sweets in the office […]

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Bank of England releases £150bn. What does this mean?

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Another possible signal of reduction in interest rates. The Bank of England has released the banks from a requirement to hold £5.7bn of capital as a protection against downturns. I want to put this into plain language and make it easy for people to digest. Basically, this will see that banks have more available funds… […]

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Stamp Duty: the death of Buy to Let?

Stamp Duty: the death of Buy to Let?

“If it’s the chancellor’s intention to completely eradicate buy-to-let in the UK then it’s a mystery to us why he doesn’t just come out and say so” is what Richard Lambert, chief executive of the National Landlords Associating told the BBC. This comes after Osborne’s announcement of an added surcharge on stamp duty in the […]

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Basildon: Best Choice for Commuters

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While Chelmsford is the home of Active Brokers and a very popular area of Essex, Basildon is increasingly becoming a highly sought out place to live. We take a look at what’s so attractive about this area, what it has over Chelmsford, and how Active Brokers can help you to find the right mortgage on […]

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Military Insurance – Remembrance 2015

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To commemorate Remembrance day 2015 we’ve gone through and explained how the insurance industry can help those who served in the military, those currently serving and those planning to serve for our country in the future through military insurance. We’ve had a fair amount of veterans and people currently serving in the forces contact Active Brokers, […]

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Tax Tax Tax – Active Brokers Explain

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It seems that lately tax is on a loop in the news, from corporations to healthy critics bringing up tax for debate. So what’s changed? Below we’ve had a look at some of the top interesting, worrying or bizarre tax stories of the past month or so, starting with the scandalous goings on with Facebook […]

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How Does Inheritance Tax Work?

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Inheritance Tax. It’s one of the UK’s biggest taxes around, taking up to 40% of your money! It occurs when you pass away and leave a large amount of money behind for someone. Below we have answered some of the most asked questions about inheritance tax so that you can start thinking about how you […]

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Insurance Premium Tax Rate Change

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Did you know that the insurance tax on your premiums will be going up in November 2015? The annual change has seen a rate rise in the previous few years, but there’s something different happening this year. HMRC are declaring a transitional period allowing brokers and insurers to adjust to the new higher rate. Read […]

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