Due to the Coronavirus pandemic andhaving young families our office in Cardiff will be closing until further notice.

As a business we are complying with government guidelines and limiting our social contact. As a modern forward thinking company we have been using remote technologies for sometime allowing us to work uninterupted from anywhere.

We are all fully set up to work remotely from home allowing business to function as normal. We will contiunue to do meetings with clients as and when required through the medium of Zoom and phone.

Should you need to contact us either use email or our mobile phones that can be found in the our people section of the website

We are keeping in contact with our clients and will continue to do this. We are offering virtual meetings via Zoom and encouraging as many as possible to take part.

What’s your sanctuary? Some find it in nature…

others in their beliefs…

others find it between the pages of a good read

whatever your sanctuary is, we’re here to provide a haven for your finances.

At Sanctuary financial, we’re cleaning up the confusion to make complicated money matters clear and simple

From the biggest savings to the most profitable returns on investments – we’re here to help you take control of your money with clear and simple financial solutions.

A fresh approach to your finances

Like athletic coaches of the financial world, our highly experienced financial planers are here to guide you through every step of the process to help you gain knowledge, understanding and control of your finances with optimal results. 

From the biggest decisions you make to the small things in life, we’re here to help you make the most positive and lucrative impact on your financial health.

At the heart of everything we do for our clients at Sanctuary is cash flow planning

ADVICE

Knowledge is power

We’re true believers that knowledge is power – which is why our team of professionals are on hand to guide you through the most robust, results-driven financial advice to meet – and maximise – your money goals. Whether you’re looking for mortgage advice, are investing for the future, planning a pension, need a hand with your estate planning or simply looking to protect and grow your investments, we’re here to arm you with the skills, savvy and strategies to help you optimise your results.

PLANNING

The time is now

It’s never too early to start investing for the future, and effective planning is key when it comes to creating a successful retirement strategy.

Whether you’ve become accustomed to a certain lifestyle or aspire to a more comfortable way of life, our independent retirement and pension advisers are here to help you plan and execute a strategy that will allow you to gain financial independence and achieve your ultimate lifestyle goals.

Our People

Each of our highly-qualified and experienced Financial Planners work with  clients to ensure that they deliver a bespoke financial planning service. We strive provide a high level service and support, which results in almost all our clients coming to us through referrals from the people we work with.

Supported by the excellent work in the office of Clare keeping us all in check and Kathryn running our estate planning business.

With all our skills combined we make a formidable team

Gareth Shears

Gareth Shears

Director & Financial Planner

Clare Giles

Clare Giles

Office Manager & Paraplanner

Gavin Kingsley

Gavin Kingsley

Director & Financial Planner

Shane Hyland

Shane Hyland

Director & Financial Planner

Kathryn Pritchard

Kathryn Pritchard

Estate Planner

Sanctuary updates

5 museums and galleries you can visit from your sofa

Lockdown restrictions are gradually lifting, but it’s expected to be some time before life gets back to ‘normal’. If you’ve been missing the opportunity to visit museums and galleries over the last few months, there are some you can experience without having to leave...

Covid-19 market volatility highlights differing investment attitudes of men and women

Men and women often take different approaches to financial issues, including investing. The market volatility experienced during the last few months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted some of these differences. But is one way ‘right’? As governments...

The quick guide to bonds

When it comes to investing, it’s probably stock markets and shares that come to mind. Yet the average investment portfolio uses various asset classes to deliver returns and manage risk. One important part of your portfolio may be bonds. Bonds can also be known as...

Cashflow planning: Helping to answer ‘what if…’ questions

When you begin making a financial plan, you could be looking several decades ahead, and we all know the unexpected can derail even the best-laid plans. So, as you’re setting out goals, it’s not uncommon to wonder if you’d still be able to meet them if things outside...

What our clients say

Mr Jones, Bishops Stortford, client of Gareth’s since 2011

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser?
Mixed up Pensions and looking for best advice on Investments I could trust.
How did they help you?
Across consolidating Pensions and Investment strategy. Potentially to also look at Asset management.
What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
Yes so far these have met expectations.
What could they have done better?
Reminded me to do things when I forgot!

Mr & Mrs Moreham, Newport, client of Gareth’s since 2016

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser?
Myself and my husband were buying our first home and wanted advice and to find the best mortgage for ourselves.
How did they help you?
They found us a mortgage with the best interest rate and explained everything we needed to know.
What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
Yes.
What could they have done better?
They were helpful with everything we asked for and responded quickly, I don’t think there is anything that I could suggest that they didn’t already do.

Terry, Caerphilly, client of Gavin’s since 2016

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser?
Wanted to take early retirement.
How did they help you?
Helped with everything in relation to my request, sound advice and excellent service.
What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
Yes and more
What could they have done better?
Nothing to my knowledge

Kathryn, Risca, client of Gavin’s since 2015

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser?
Financial advice about transferring an occupational pension into a private pension.
How did they help you?
Helped by giving advice which was thorough and comprehensive, identifying the pros and cons of each financial option available. Then managing and coordinating the transfer of the pension, from the occupational pension to a private pension, and monitoring its performance.
What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
The pension is now invested in a suitable personal pension, which is appropriate to my individual needs, the outcome has been very favorable.
What could they have done better?
Nothing, I am very satisfied with the advice and services I have received

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