I always knew I wanted to work within finance and initially trained as an actuary however soon discovered that I wanted to apply my mathematical skills to everyday situations and 5 years ago I took the jump into Financial advice and have not looked back. I try to make sure clients receive the best service possible whilst also ensuring clients fully understand every stage of the advice process so they can truly see the value of the advice.
Away from the office I am a keen sportsman and try to play rugby and badminton in the winter whilst switching to cricket throughout the summer. I currently live in Beddau with my partner Rebecca and when we are not working, we enjoy our time together with the odd city break or simply nice walks through the countryside.
Getting under the skin
Setting up my own financial advice firm following previous success within the industry
Three words that would describe you
Ambitious, Committed, Analytical
Top three podcasts or books
Start with WHY, Next gen advisers podcasts, of mice and men
What are the values that drive you?
My mother always stood by the phrase what goes around comes around I therefore aim to offer a service to people that can benefit their lives and help them achieve their goals.
If your going to do a job you do it properly
The Important Stuff
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Diploma in Financial Planning
Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice
Certificate in Mortgage Advice
Certificate in Equity Release
Certificate in Life & Pensions
Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CertCII)
Member of the Personal Finance Society (DipPFS)
James's entry on the FCA register
All regulated financial advisers must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and therefore appear on their register.
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Statement of Professional Standing
Furthermore, all advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified and have carried out the required amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). You should be wary of any advisers who refuse to provide copies of their SPS.
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Pension Transfer Advice Qualification
The Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice meets the current FCA requirements to be a pension transfer specialist. James holds this qualification
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What our clients say
Mr Jones, Bishops Stortford, client of Gareth’s since 2011
Mr & Mrs Moreham, Newport, client of Gareth’s since 2016
Terry, Caerphilly, client of Gavin’s since 2016
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?
What could they have done better?
Nothing to my knowledge
Kathryn, Risca, client of Gavin’s since 2015
Financial advice about transferring an occupational pension into a private pension.
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.
The pension is now invested in a suitable personal pension, which is appropriate to my individual needs, the outcome has been very favorable.