Brantwood Financial Planning Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  43 Market Street, Huddersfield, West yorkshire, HD1 2HL
First meeting at adviser's own cost
All our advisers are Chartered Financial Planners who provide bespoke independent financial advice you can trust.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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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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Critical illness
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Life 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
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 24th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Paul Dickinson APFS Chartered Financial Planner
Independent Financial Adviser and Chartered Financial Planner

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.

In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.

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 assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Christopher Brown APFS Cert CII (MP & ER) Chartered Financial Planner
Independent Financial Adviser & Chartered Financial Planner

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.

In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.

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.

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

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

This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
I would like to thank you and your staff for the work Brantwood has carried out on my behalf. I have been treated in a professional and courteous manner at all times. I would recommend your company without hesitation
Stephen, Huddersfield
I have been a Client of Brantwood FP for very many years, and am impressed with their level of expertise and depth of experience. I have always followed their professional advice with all my investments and have been extremely fortunate with the outcome. I am confident that the Directors keep well ahead of changes in financial regulations (current and pending) and advise their Clients accordingly. I would recommend them unreservedly as outstanding FInancial Planners.
Jocelyne, Huddersfield
Paul Dickinson has been my personal financial adviser for sixteen years and over the same period has provided pensions and life assurance advice to my business. Paul provides high quality advice and delivers it in an efficient, straight forward and personable manner. I would not dream of seeking financial advice from anyone else”.
Roger, Leeds
We have been Clients of Brantwood for many years now, and have always found them to be courteous and helpful, giving first class service, and excellent financial advice. We would certainly recommend them to anyone wanting assistance or advice with their savings/pensions/investments etc.
Joan, Huddersfield
My wife and I have been clients of Brantwood Financial Planning for many years. During that time, we have been advised by Paul Dickinson, who has given us very good advice and made excellent recommendations. He has also always been available to deal with enquiries, as they have arisen. It is this level of personal service that is a key element of Brantwood’s success and we would unreservedly recommend them to other potential clients.
Steve, Mirfield
As a long-standing client of Brantwood Financial Planning, my experience in all matters with this company has been solely positive. Chris Brown is knowledgeable and efficient, whilst still friendly, readily accessible and honest in all dealings. The admin is handled refreshingly speedily by Jane and Debbie.
J.A.C, Leeds
The forerunner of Brantwood Financial Planning was recommended to me as I approached my retirement in Huddersfield in 1996. Twenty years later I reflect how fortunate that I followed this advice. My lump sum was invested according to their suggestions and has been modified over the intervening years. A wide portfolio was also developed. The success of these investments has proved most comforting and reassuring in our retirement. Why stay with Brantwood when now living 250 miles away in South Wales? Mainly because it is a company in which I trust implicitly. Distance has never been a problem for any queries by email or ’phone are dealt with most promptly, always with efficiency and good Yorkshire humour. In addition an excellent newsletter keeps clients fully informed on all matters financial. I recommend using Brantwood Financial Planning without reservation.
David, South Wales
I never thought I would find a little gold mine so close to home. This sums up my findings when I first contacted Brantwood in the Noughties. I was to discover they are a valuable, top quality Financial Services business. My main career was in Management Consultancy, but before retirement I was the Yorkshire Corporate Business Manager for 8 years in a renowned Insurance Company, so I am very familiar with parts of the Financial Service industry. I have found Chris Brown to be well qualified, technically knowledgeable and professional in all my dealings with him. He has truly earned the trust needed for a client to work closely with him. I wish to place on record my admiration for the work of his secretary Jane Walker. Her reliability is an asset to the business. Her efficiency in the administration of investments and initiative to overcome any difficulties are exemplary. As a longstanding client I have a positive experience of my dealings with Brantwood Financial Planning and I hope this will continue for a long time to come.
Lionel, Holmfirth
Since taking over as my Financial Adviser in 2005, the service I have received from Chris and Brantwood Financial Planning has been faultless. He has taken time to understand my objectives and needs and has recommended the most appropriate solutions. It is clear that Chris and his colleagues are 100% committed to their clients and I couldn’t be more satisfied.
Trevor, Huddersfield
Chris has been providing myself and my family with financial advice for nearly ten years now. His technical knowledge is excellent and he is very easy to get on with. We have formal reviews twice a year with interim ad hoc meetings undertaken if appropriate. Chris also works closely with my Accountant and Solicitor to ensure that my overall financial requirements are met. I would be more than happy to recommend Chris.
Alan, Huddersfield
About us

At Brantwood Financial Planning, we believe that the appointment of the right Independent Financial Adviser is fundamental to your future wealth and prosperity. Based on our combined experience, professional qualifications and "Adviser to Client ratio", we are confident that all your financial planning goals can be achieved by becoming one of our clients.

We have also been granted "Corporate Chartered" status by the Chartered Insurance Institute, the most highly regarded award currently available within our Profession.

We pride ourselves on the fact that only our Directors will offer you the guidance and financial advice you need. You are assured of a very personal yet highly professional service from the Directors of our Company who between them, have over sixty years experience in financial planning.

All our Directors are Chartered Financial Planners, which is the highest level of qualification currently awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute

Our services

At Brantwood Financial Planning Ltd all our advisers are Chartered Financial Planners and Independent Financial Advisers. We work closely with our clients to provide investment, pension, IHT and tax planning advice that is always tailored to their personal needs and circumstances.
One of our key focuses is to add real value to our clients' situations. We make time to understand our clients, their current position and their longer term aspirations.
Our low client numbers mean that we can provide a very bespoke, pro-active service to all our clients.

Where to find us

43 Market Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2HL

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
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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