Cosgrove Brown Financial Planning Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  Suite 17, Cockett, Swansea, SA5 4DJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Clear, trusted advice with a professional, personable approach; as Chartered Financial Planners we specialise in all pension and investment needs.
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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Building your home
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Buy to let
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Buying commercial property
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Buying first home
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Equity release
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Flexible mortgages
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High loan to value
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Self-employed mortgages
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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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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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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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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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Estate planning
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Taxation planning
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Commercial mortgages
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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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Group risk
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 15th January 2020
Meet our advisers
Ian Brown CFPcm FPFS
Director/Chartered Financial Planner

An internationally recognised financial planning credential. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications (usually AFPC/DipPFS) or equivalent, an IFP assessment, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.

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.

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.

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

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 the: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.

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.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
Gary Cosgrove
Director

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.

Rebecca Rees-Squires
Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.

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 assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.

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: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.

What our clients say
Thank you for a professional service, the focus was clearly on my needs and giving value for money, nothing was too much trouble
Mr F, Essex
Ian took the time to understand my circumstances and my financial needs, the advice he gave me was clear and easy to understand, he made it all very straightfroward.
Mr B, Langland
The written report I received was clear and easy to understand, I've already recommended Cosgrove Brown to friends
Mr M, Swansea
About us

We are committed to quality financial advice with an emphasis on understanding your objectives before we offer solutions. We want to build an ongoing relationship with you, and where necessary help you make any adjustments to ensure your objectives stay on track. We want to use technology wherever possible to allow you to keep up to date with your arrangements, stay in contact with us and to help us provide you with great service. Our objective is to build, manage and protect your wealth.

Our services

Cosgrove Brown is a specialist Chartered Financial Planning company covering the South Wales area but with a national client base. We build personal, lifelong relationships underpinned by honest, highly qualified advice. Your first meeting is without charge or obligation.

We offer a wide range of specialist services, including advice on investments, planning for retirement, commercial borrowing, equity release, protection and Inheritance Tax, including all types of pension schemes. Our focus is on both capital enhancement and capital protection. We believe in providing a high quality service, with the emphasis on building long-term relationships with our clients.

Where to find us

Suite 17, Henley House, Fforestfach, Swansea, Swansea, SA5 4DJ

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
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Minimum mortgage value
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Advice methods
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Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 15th January 2020

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