Bespoke Financial Planning

Independent Financial Adviser  200, Boughton aluph, Kent, TN25 4AZ
"I found Louise to be a warm,friendly and genuinely attentive person who showed complete interest in me and my requirements"
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Auto enrolment
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Pension consolidation
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Pension drawdown
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Pensions & divorce
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Pensions & retirement planning
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Pensions review
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Pensions transfer
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SIPPs
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Stakeholder
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Wealth management
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ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
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Investing for income
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Investment trusts
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OEICs
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Offshore investments
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Unit trusts
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Lump sum
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National savings
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Regular savings
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Savings for children
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School fees planning
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Accident & sickness
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Capital gains tax
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Estate planning
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Income tax
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Taxation planning
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Corporate pension
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Employee benefits
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group Protection/Life Insurance
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Group critical illness
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Group income protection
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Group life insurance
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Group private medical insurance
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Long term care
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 24th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Louise Pepper APFS
Director and Chartered Financial Planner

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.

This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities. 

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: main tax and legal frameworks that govern the accumulation phase of building up retirement benefits under registered pension schemes; features of defined contribution and defined benefit pensions; choices faced by early leavers and use of transfer value analysis; State retirement benefits available, including the risks and suitability of contracting out of the State Second Pension.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the basic structure of the tax system and self-assessment; the main taxes on income and capital that may be charged on individuals, the self-assessment system and how tax liabilities are computed; impact of residence and domicile on an individuals liability to UK tax.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.

This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Clare Cunningham
Financial Planning Administrator
What our clients say
I needed advice on a Pension and having crossed off many Financial Advisors from my list, found Louise! She was a breath of fresh air, there was no 'jargon' and everything was explained fully and clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend Louise to anyone as I found her to be a very warm, friendly and genuinely attentive person who showed complete interest in me and my requirements. There was never any pressure or hard sell and she was completely natural and genuinely friendly which put me completely at ease with her from the moment I met her! First class advice and service, thank you so much Louise!
Helen, Ashford
Louise has honestly been excellent as our Financial adviser. From the very first meeting Louise was engaged with us and listened carefully and understood our goals very quickly. Louise produced a very clear and detailed analysis of our situation and presented us with professional yet understandable recommendations to move forward. Louise keeps contact efficiently and keeps us updated and informed regularly on our investment and savings portfolio in a clear and concise manner. It's been a pleasure dealing with Louise. We have complete trust in her advice and importantly our meetings are informative but fun and personable. Thanks Louise!!!
Chris, Ashford
I have known Louise Pepper as a financial adviser for a number of years. When she started her own business as Bespoke Financial Planning I had no hesitation in transferring my funds to her company. As an individual, Louise Pepper is both personable and attentive. She demonstrates an understanding of your situation, appreciates your likely needs for the future and her ensuing financial advice is tailored to those facts.Her investment advice, in accordance with your desire for risk or otherwise, is well researched. She readily provides justification for any advice when requested to do so and is quick to follow up on any query that you may have. As an independent adviser she researched the market,not only to identify the best investment opportunities for me, but also to identify the best investment platform to minimise ongoing operating costs for me. In addition I found it comforting that any advice given by her company is also subject to external scrutiny by an independent body. I wish her well in growing her business and highly recommend her services.
Peter, Folkestone
We have been very impressed with the advice we have received from Louise. She has a friendly and professional approach, is quick to understand our needs and treats us as individuals not just numbers. She is very enthusiastic about her work and always approachable. We like the way she keeps us up to date with changes, for example how the latest budget will affect us.
Angela, Folkestone
After running my business for more than 22 years, a change in circumstances found me with a sum of money to invest. Even though I am used to making investments through my business, this was a different story. Louise Pepper to the rescue!Louise made me feel relaxed almost from the get go! Shes a good listener and I explained my personal and business situation. She made it all so simple and easy with some diagrams and explaining all in such a calm and confident way. What I thought might be becoming a nightmare soon seemed so straight forward. I would thoroughly recommend Louise to anyone.
Grant, Canterbury
Louise took great care in fully understanding our requirements and provided a thorough analysis of all available options. Attention to detail was very re-assuring as everything was clearly summarized and qualified through every stage of the process. The research carried out is right up-to-date and gave us confidence to proceed knowing that everything will be actioned with our best interests in mind. Speed of response to any questions is very prompt and addresses any area of concern very effectively. It is clearly evident that Louise places great emphasis on keeping up with the many changes that are happening and we find her very dedicated and kind hearted.
Alistair, Medway
About us

The company was born out of Louise Pepper’s frustrations with the ‘conveyor belt’ approach practised across the industry. 7 years’ experience in the corporate world convinced her the only way she would be able to deliver the levels of service she felt clients deserved was to rip up the traditional rule book and create her own model. “Bespoke Financial Planning” sums up exactly what Louise wanted to achieve for her clients: independent, individual, tailored advice. She knew she had got it right when clients from her previous employment began to track her down: her commitment to personalised financial planning struck a chord with individuals dissatisfied with the ‘one size fits all’ approach of other firms. We are proud to be Chartered Financial Planners, a qualification held by only 10% of advisers in the UK; to retain Chartered status, we must continually update our knowledge and adhere to a strict code of ethics. In addition, we hold the advanced Pension Transfer Specialist qualification (AF3), enabling us to provide advice on the suitability of all Occupational and Final Salary Pension transfers. Please visit our website for more details, videos and information about our services.

Our services

We are proud to be redefining financial planning! We believe the traditional business model for financial advisers is outdated in today’s increasingly complex financial landscape. We specialise in supporting high net worth individuals who are seeking a dedicated, bespoke, responsive planning service. Our clients’ financial affairs are typically more complicated and require extra time and due diligence. We are experienced in helping our clients navigate the complexities of their pension provision, particularly those whose pension funds are close to the Lifetime Allowance. We will take the time to understand your personal financial position carefully and talk you through your options.

Where to find us

200, Eureka Park, Upper Pemberton, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£500,000
Minimum pension value
£500,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 24th February 2020

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