Arch Financial Planning Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser 88 The Street, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BN
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Response rating
9.6/10
FCA verified
15th October 2018
Advice is an investment in your financial future. Speak to us today to learn how advice could make you money.
We can advise you on
    • Corporate pension
    • Employee benefits
    • Group critical illness
    • Group income protection
    • Group ISA
    • Group life insurance
    • Group pensions
    • Group private medical insurance
    • Group protection
    • Group risk
    • Wealth management
    • Accident & sickness
    • Buildings and contents
    • Commercial motor
    • Critical illness
    • Healthcare
    • Home and leisure
    • Income protection insurance
    • Large business
    • Life insurance
    • Payment protection insurance
    • Small business
    • Travel
    • Ethical investments
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • ISAs
    • OEICs
    • Socially responsible investments
    • Traded endowment policies
    • Unit trusts
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions & divorce
    • Pensions & retirement planning
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Sipps
    • Stakeholder
    • Lump sum
    • National savings
    • Regular savings
    • Savings for children
    • School fees planning
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Taxation planning
    • Long term care
Meet our advisers
Arthur Childs
Independent Financial Adviser
Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Arthur is very responsive and has provided well-justified advice since we first engaged his services, taking pains to explain the basis for his recommendations while taking our situation into account.
Mr Hall, Guildford
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Receiving a lump sum that I wanted to invest. How did Arthur Childs help you? talking through the options and recommending a simple solution that spread the risk. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Yes - the investment has grown. What could they have done better? I can't think of anything
Michael, Godalming
hat were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Impending retirement. How did Arthur Childs help you? Advised on best use of SIPPs and other investment options. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? It is very early days but we have maximised tax advantages as a result of his advice. What could they have done better? Nothing we can think of.
Warren Griffiths, Surrey
Mr Childs makes the explanations of the way investments work extremely easy to understand and ensured that we fully understood what we were investing in. He allowed us plenty of time to discuss the matters with him and we were in no way rushed into anything.
Jan, UK
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Needed advice on money I wanted to invest. How did Arthur Childs help you? I have been given excellent advice about both saving with an ISAs and investing lump sum money. Mr Childs took into account the amount of risk I wanted to take and helped me to understand the various options that would give me the best interest taking into account my personal circumstances and the potential risks. Mr Childs has a wealth of knowledge of so many ways in which I could make my money grow and was professional, helpful and patient with me while explaining various options. Once my decisions were made, he invested my money and now ensures I get regular feedback to keep me informed. I am very satisfied with Mr Childs as my financial advisor. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Retired. Work pension with lump sum. Outcome satisfactory considering state of the market. What could they have done better? I am 100% satisfied. There was rather a lot of paperwork giving feedback at one time about investments, but now that is sent via email I find this much more manageable
Mrs Marshall, Cardiff
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? When I retired, I had a lump sum from the pension and I needed good financial on how to invest this money for my retirement. Mr. Childs was recommended to me by an existing client of God. How did Arthur Childs help you? Mr Childs have me advise on how best to maximize my investment. We completed a risk assessment and he advised me according, having first ensured that I understood the risk associated. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? So far into the investment, the outcome had been at the higher end of the projection. What could they have done better? At the present time , to keep me informed on a regular basis of how my investment is doing, which he is already doing
Mr Lim, Guildford
Arthur explain difficult concepts in a way that is easy to understand. Our investment has outperformed our expectations given our risk profile. From day one, there was full transparency on fees, Arthur is a man of integrity.
Mr Du Toit, Woking
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? My mother died and I inherited a substantial number of shares that I had no idea what to do with. How did Arthur Childs help you? Arthur came to our house. He took time to explain everything with care, not least the advantages of spreading investments across a range of companies. He went through all our papers. He helped consolidate our existing (modest) savings, sitting mainly in bank accounts. He outlined various possibilities - for example did I want high risk, medium risk or low risk investments. Did I want ethical investments. I would never have been able to manage my investments in this way. I did not feel pressured in any way. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Yes, as in it is a great relief to me to know that competent people are looking after my portfolio. What could they have done better? Nothing. I was more than happy with what he did.
Mary, UK
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? My husband and I used him for our savings and when I was widowed he helped to organise how the money was invested, both for myself and a child.. When I remarried he helped again to review and advise. How did Arthur Childs help you? In the ways I have mentioned above. Although I have moved he continues to advise and takes a trip out to visit us to continue advising. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? I don't think with the current market I could have done any better. What could they have done better? No idea
Anna Peters, Surrey
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Arthur has shown me that you can be honest, committed and deeply knowledgeable while adding value to customers and running a successful business. Some sort of win-win-win situation which is difficult to come by these days. How did Arthur Childs help you? He helped us sort out our rather complicated pension situation, providing clarity and ease of management. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Absolutely!.
Javier, England
In both the areas on which he has advised me he and his staff have been first class. It is very difficult to make any constructive criticism as Arthur and his staff always go the extra mile in ensuring that all queries are comprehensively covered.
Anne, Surrey
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Advice on investment for retirement. How did Arthur Childs help you? Directed me to investments I'm happy with. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? This is a long term investment but so far so good.
Mrs Lim, Surrey
Advising and arranging which annuities I should purchase with my different pensions.Advising and arranging the investment of my savings. Each one was done efficiently. The income from annuities are good compared with offers that were received from other companies. The investment of savings are proving to be sound within the risk level that I specified.He has been very diligent with a matter resulting from the government's unexpected change in April 2014 regarding the purchase of annuities. Mr Childs has given me very favourable terms for the work he has done for me. With my knowledge, I honestly cannot suggest anything that he could do better.
Steven Jones, West Sussex
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Divorce and early retirement. How did Arthur Childs help you? Gave good practical advice regarding my needs, specifically for a SIPP. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Yes.
Ms Woodsford, Hampshire
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Financial adviser? Initially I had some funds that needed to be invested and I needed advice on my pension provision and then more recently on what to do with policies that were maturing. How did Arthur Childs help you? Arthur advised on all these areas and I was very satisfied that he understood the needs and gave good advice on the steps to take. What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Yes, I am very happy with the advice given. What could they have done better? Don't think he could have done anything better.
Geoffrey, West Sussex
Where to find us

88 The Street, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BN

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About us

We are an Award Winning chartered financial planning advice firm, celebrating our 29th anniversary as a business in October 2014. Our history is one of providing first class quality financial advice to individuals. We can assist those who have at least £100,000 to invest with us but our fee structure is aimed to be most competitive for those with £250,000 or more.

Arch has a team of 7 high quality independent advisers, we have not gone unnoticed in the wider world of financial planning and are frequently mentioned in the trade press. We have recently joined the Flying Colours network and are expanding our team of advisers and operations with the aim of becoming a centre of excellence in financial planning.

Arch has been happy to put itself forward for various national awards, winning many over the years.

Our services

Comprehensive financial planning, investment management and tax advice - delivered at a fraction of the cost of competitors.

Whether you're planning for retirement, trying to build an effective investment strategy, or are keen to reduce your tax bill, our professional and friendly independent financial advisers are able to help you.

If you'd like a free consultation with one of our advisers, and to find out what makes us different, please do get in touch. We're looking forward to your call.

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Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000

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