CBK Wales

Independent Financial Adviser C B K Wales, Henley House, The Queensway, Swansea West Business Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA5 4DJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Response rating
7.0 /10
FCA verified
16th September 2019
We are a client centered practice where the whole team provides the independent service our clients expect and deserve
We can advise you on
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Building your home
    • Buy to let
    • Buying first home
    • Equity release
    • Flexible mortgages
    • High loan to value
    • Mortgage protection
    • Next home / Remortgaging
    • Self-employed mortgages
    • Wealth management
    • Ethical investments
    • ISAs
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • OEICs
    • Socially responsible investments
    • Lump sum
    • Regular savings
    • Accident & sickness
    • Critical illness
    • Income protection insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Commercial mortgages
    • Employee benefits
    • Group pensions
    • Group protection
    • Long term care
Meet our advisers
Mark Kearle
Director and Financial Planner
Martin Rivers
Director and IFA
Later Life Accredited Adviser
What our clients say
Mark is a very professional and knowledgeable advisor. He has a wide range of knowledge and expertise and his company covers every possible area of financial advice you could imagine. Mark has helped my family and I for a number of years with various financial products and services and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. He is patient, professional, attentive and always a pleasure to speak to and deal with. This attitude and personality also shines through to his staff around him.
Rob Edwards, Swansea
I can thoroughly recommend Mark and his team at CBK for their professional approach to financial reviews and their well-oiled company that was not only very efficient, but was able to offer better value and greater cover and was able to set up so any pay outs are left in trust for your near and dearest ones without the tax man being able to get his hands on it. Just a win win situation. Thank you Mark, I will be back in touch as and when I need further financial advice and will be passing your name on to business colleagues, family and friends.
Linda, Pembrokeshire
Swansea-based CBK Wales scoops top spot as Independent Financial Adviser Financial advice service CBK Wales has been voted one of the UK’s Top Rated Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs). The accolade from consumer ratings site VouchedFor was awarded to director Mark Kearle, who has over 13 years’ experience as a financial adviser and independent mortgage broker. Mark began CBK back in 2002 and since then has provided individuals and businesses throughout South West Wales with the advice they need to handle business to business transactions, investments, pensions and estate planning. “It is an honour to be recognised as a Top Rated Adviser after spending over a decade helping people manage their hard earned money,” said Mark, who has recently been featured in The Times, Independent and Mail on Sunday. “Here at CBK Wales we understand just how much pressure the average household and business is under and work with each of our clients to ensure their cash goes further in the current economic climate. Getting the right mortgage, pension, annuity or savings plan can make all the difference, and CBK aim to provide a financial lifeline for those who need it.” VouchedFor presented Mark and his team with the coveted award. Founded in 2011, the consumer led site aims to help people find Independent Financial Advisers throughout the UK. VouchedFor allows consumers to rate and review each financial service to ensure they receive the best possible service and impartial advice wherever they are. Adam Price, founder of , concluded: “With over 20,000 financial advice firms in the UK, it is not an easy task to find the right professional to provide advice you can trust. Top Rated advisers like Mark are a great asset, but don’t just take our word for it, visit VouchedFor to what his clients have to say and see for yourself!”
Vouched For, Wales
He explains the risks and possible outcomes clearly. He is clear on our attitude to risk and our ultimate goals and he has consistently advised strategy and products that have achieved them. He is also accessible and prompt in contact and always keeps us informed by writing of our current situation. We never feel pressured to accept a product or strategy as he always offers more than one alternative. What could they have done better? Extremely happy with his service so nothing that we are aware of.
Ian McColl, Killay
Mark gives straight and honest advise never having to sell it like a sales pitch. Very professional but not overwhelming and makes you feel at ease without any pressure. I've had advice on all my affairs to the point that he works hard to get the best results and does not take anything for granted in his approach to continually improving. We have regular meetings so that we can have a better understanding face to face rather than relying on confusing mail but always on hand to offer advise however small it may be. We have built up a relationship on trust which gives me peace of mind knowing that my finances are in safe hands for my future.
Andrew Morgan, Pembroke
Tells me exactly what I NEED to hear rather than what I want to hear -is very much on the ball regarding what I should expect from my investments and pension and has been useful in advising on how to reduce costs on other items. What could they have done better? Not a lot - am very happy with them currently.
Joe Dickens, Neath
would whole-heartedly recommend Mark. He took time to understand my circumstances and what I wanted to achieve financially for my fmaily. Mark carefully, thoroughly and patiently explained the options available and expressed pragmatic and considered opinions. I felt confidence in his advice. Mark was also very accommodating in terms of arranging meetings outside of normal working hours
Andrew Peters, Reading
Mark Kearle has been our financial adviser for a number of years and we have complete confidence in his knowledge and advice provided. Mark is in regular contact with us and arranges an annual review of our investments and makes any necessary changes in accordance with market trends/products and our personal circumstances. He is very approachable and takes time and patience in the service he provides for you What could they have done better? We are completely happy with the service Mark provides for us
Lynne and Geraint Williams, Swansea Valley
In all the years I have known Mark he has always giving very clear and precise information I would fully recommend Mark to anyone who is doing a financial planning for the future.
John West, Sketty
He has always kept our portfolio in line with the level of risk we have been comfortable with. The level of risk we have wanted has had to be lowered because of our changing circumstances, and his investment advice has given us a steady and substantial growth. He recovered the fall in value of our portfolio in 2008 in a very reasonable period by changing our investments promptly. His biannual reviews and thorough and understandable. His guidance on income tax has been particularly good recently. What could they have done better? Although 6 monthly reviews work well, a shorter interval for updates on our portfolio value would be useful.
Bob Wyman, Mumbles
Dealt with our investment portfolio advice prior to my retirement maximising my returns in poor market conditions post the crash. What could they have done better? Nothing. I am completely satisfied with all advice given over the past 7 years.
Celia Thomas, Bridgend
I have been a client of Mark for over 9 years and he has been extremley successful in helping me manage my finances. For me his mortgage advise has saved me many thousands of pounds by switching provider. It is always enjoyable visiting Mark's office for review
Dr Dave Werner, Swansea
Where to find us

C B K Wales, Henley House, The Queensway, Swansea West Business Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA5 4DJ

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About us

A privately owned, client centric practice where the whole team strive to provide the service our clients expect

Our services

Focus on your needs and provide the service you desire. We develop a plan that is specific to you, your objectives and circumstances and then work with you to monitor progress, making adjustments as and when needed due to changes in life

Advice methods
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Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value
Minimum mortgage value

The initial free review may lead to you requiring further meetings and the provision of advice. We would agree the fee for this service and confirm it in writing prior to commencing any chargeable work.

We offer independent financial advice covering:

Planning your retirement income
Managing your investments to ensure your capital is working for you in line with your needs and risk profile
Saving for your future
Residential and buy to let mortgages

CBK Wales is a trading style of CBK Swansea Ltd which is an appointed representative of TenetConnect Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. TenetConnect Services Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register (www.fca.org.uk/register) under reference 150643. CBK Swansea Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register www.fca.org.uk/register under reference 442032.
CBK Swansea Ltd are registered in England and Wales under reference 05577803 Registered Office Address – Suite 3 Henley House Queensway Swansea SA5 4DJ

The FCA does not regulate Inheritance tax and Income tax planning, and some forms of Buy to Let mortgages.

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