FAQs

Yes. We are proud to be Independent Financial Advisers.

The bespoke financial plans we create for our clients usually mean implementing financial products, for example, a pension or ISA (Individual Savings Account). Our independence means no restrictions are placed on us when choosing the right product or provider for your needs.

We are an Appointed Representative of New Leaf Distribution Ltd and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

You can view our page on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Register by clicking here.

You can view John’s page on the Register by clicking here.

New is authorised by the FCA and provide our authorisation, along with a range of services enabling us to provide independent financial advice to our clients.

The services provided by New Leaf include:

  • Paraplanning and marketing services
  • Oversight of our advice
  • Training and development
  • Research facilities
  • Compliance support to keep us up to date with changes to regulation
  • Accounting services

Working with New Leaf means we can outsource selected functions, allowing us to focus on delivering and developing financial plans for our clients.

Yes. All financial advisers must hold suitable Professional Indemnity Insurance.

If you would like to see a copy of our policy, please do not hesitate to ask.

Most of our clients are specialists in their field. We are no different.

We believe that working with specific groups of clients means we have the in-depth specialist knowledge needed to provide high-quality independent financial advice.

Typically, we work with:

  • Small / medium-sized businesses
  • Medical professionals; typically GPs, dentists and hospital consultants
  • Within 5 years of retirement or already retired.

Our clients lead busy and often unpredictable lives. Financial planning is vital if you are to achieve your future aspirations, we’ll make every effort possible to meet at a time and place which suits you. That might be your home or an alternative location such as your place of work.

Alternatively, we are very happy to welcome you to our offices, conveniently located, with free on-site parking, in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

No.

Our first meeting is held at our expense.

Furthermore, neither you, or we, are obligated to move the relationship on to the next stage. We will only work with clients where we believe we can add value, and you may feel that we aren’t the right adviser for you.

This initial meeting is our opportunity to get to know one another. We will both have plenty of questions and if we decide to work together we’ll also use this meeting to explain our fees.