Bow Financial Services

Independent Financial Adviser  1 Cade Close, Chatham, Kent, ME4 3AJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Let us worry about money, not you. We aim to make the complicated easy to understand
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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Ethical investments
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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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Socially responsible investments
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Traded endowment policies
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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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Buildings and contents
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Commercial motor
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Home and leisure
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Income protection insurance
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Large business
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Small business
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Travel
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Estate planning
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Long term care
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 17th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Samantha Rainbow
Christopher Rainbow
Chartered Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to business.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the principles of equity release, the different types of schemes available and the circumstances where equity release is an appropriate solution for the customer.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.

This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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.

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

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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.

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

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.

The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice

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.

At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

This qualification assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
About us

Bow Financial Services was established to provide our clients with long-term, value-added financial advice. We are committed to providing our clients with a superior level of service as well as ongoing education designed to further their understanding of financial and investment strategies. We work alongside our clients in articulating, establishing, and achieving their financial life goals.

We believe in taking a holistic approach to financial planning for our clients. We apply the “whole person” concept in evaluating and presenting the financial options available to the individual client. In our experience there is no such thing as a “best” financial solution. A tailored service is about finding the most appropriate option for a client in order to meet their goals.

We believe with responsible decisions, reasonable expectations, and vigilant, attentive advice every client can achieve their financial life goals. It is to this end and purpose, on behalf of our clients, that Bow Financial Services exists.

Our services

Each client receives a personalised financial review reflecting their current situation and available financial solutions applicable to their particular situation as well as specific recommendations as to which paths to follow. We believe that it is particularly important to present relevant financial alternatives in order to develop a truly cohesive plan—one that is designed to achieve their lifelong financial goals as well as be consistent with their personal philosophy. We find that quality financial decisions are made after the client is informed of options that they may not have known were possible.

Where to find us

1 Cade Close, St Marys Island, Chatham, Kent, ME4 3AJ

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 17th February 2020

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