Domus Financial Services

Independent Financial Adviser  1 Henbury Road, Bristol, BS9 3HQ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Working with you to achieve your financial goals and giving you the peace of mind and freedom that comes with financial security and stability.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Auto enrolment
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Defined benefit
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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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Buy my next 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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High loan to value
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Mortgage protection
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Self-employed mortgages
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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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Critical illness
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Income protection insurance
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Large business
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Life insurance
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Small business
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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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Commercial mortgages
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Corporate pension
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Employee benefits
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Group ISA
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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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th May 2021
Meet our advisers
Mr Alexander Johnston DipFA MLIBF
Partner and Chartered Associate LIBF

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of pension transfer options available and their implications, including income options, legislation and regulations impacting pension transfers, transitional issues as a result of different forms of protection, and the relationship between pension returns and options and investment and capital risk.

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

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
Mr Simon Pates
Financial Planner
Mr Mike Haigh ACBSI
Managing Partner

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

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.

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

Accreditations
Care advice standard Certified Financial Planner Later Life Accredited Adviser Retirement advice standard
What our clients say
Extremely helpful annuity advice and assistance from Alex, making the whole process stress free. He kept me informed and gave thorough and careful advice throughout.
Lynn, Bristol
Very helpful, sound and successful independent financial advice. Wide knowledge of investment options and making your money work.
John, Bristol
Alex has been advising me on my mortgage for over 4 years now and I have always found his advice to be consistent, knowledgable and in my best interests. I'm confident that without his advice, I would have overpaid for my mortgage and found the process of getting a mortgage much more difficult. Would recommend without hesitation
Jake, Exeter
I was first introduced to Mike via a friend back in early 2000. At that time I had bought my first flat in London and needed to remortgage to release some equity. Mike found me a great mortgage that did not increase my monthly repayments by much but allowed me to consolidate some debts with a bit to spare. I have since had about 5 different mortgages arranged by Mike all of which have supported the various $mes and situations in my life ... from permanent employment to contracting via a limited company, times via no employment, through buoyant and not so buoyant times. He and his office (thanks Eugenie!) have been incredibly supportive through the whole process with incisive and practical help. While not being prescriptive, Mike has always guided me right and has an amazingly accurate insight to the markets and economics of the day. I have trusted Domus with my mortgages, building insurance, accident insurance and pension and have benefited throughout the years so that I am now more financially secure than ever.
Laura, Bristol
Mike has been my financial advisor for over 15 years. He has provided an excellent service & advice to meet my changing and some(mes challenging financial needs. Everything from investing for capital growth, pensions, some very imaginative funding of property purchases through to retirement income planning. I recommend his services.
Lesley, Arundel
Somewhat belatedly I am writing to thank you for your excellent service and all the chasing-up of the paper-work necessary, on our behalves, and to let you know that we received the ER Loan during late September. I am sure that your experience and thorough knowledge of the industry was most beneficial to your achieving the outcome that we required at minimal cost and all with the personal touch that we much appreciate in a service of this type. Many thanks for your help
Frank & Joyce, Bristol
Alex has been a great help in getting me my mortgage, always available and helpful. I would recommend him and the firm any day.
Philip, London
Alex arranged two BTL remortgages for me. The service was excellent with him finding good mortgage deals then chasing a slow conveyancing company until the mortgages went through. I had been living abroad until recently and a previous advisor had been unable to find me any mortgages as a result of this. It is very nice to find a company who help look after Forces personnel and are experts in this area. I will be using this company for all my future mortgage and financial advice.
David, Lincolnshire
We contacted Domus on the back of a recommendation as we felt we needed some sound financial advice following receipt of some inheritance from a family member. We have been with Domus now for over 5 years and the information and advice we’ve received has given us assurance and peace of mind that the investments and monetary decisions that we have made – always explained in layman’s terms – have enabled us to worry less about our children’s future and, indeed, our own futures.
Neil & Jeanette, Gloucestershire
Domus Financial has always given me sound advice, they have been my financial advisers for 20 years, through that time I have made many life changes. Occupations, homes and lifestyles. All of which I have made with the support of Domus Financial. Never a foot wrong! Thank you.
Rachel, Cornwall
Mike has been advising us for over 20 years now: mortgages, investment bonds, pensions, life insurance etc. In that time we can genuinely say he has never given duff advice, indeed whatever product he has sold us has met expectations and even sometimes exceeded them. He does this with humour and explanations that make sense. We have happily referred him to a number of our friends over the years.
Chris & Jane, Bristol
Domus have provided me with friendly, easy to understand financial business advice for the past 3 years. Mike has helped me navigate the world of pensions through to personal insurance packages as I established my own company and transitioned from employed to self-employed status. Mike is always accommodating and fits our meetings around my schedule. Running your own business can be stressful, so it’s invaluable to me knowing that Domus can take some of that stress away, by always researching the best options for me and offering sound impartial advice.
Lucinda, Bristol
We needed advice from a trusted financial advisor as the market was flooded with a wide variety of choices leaving us unsure which would meet our requirements. Mike Haigh has provided advice over many years regarding our Mortgage, Life Cover and general finances. This advice has allowed us to have the most appropriate mortgage or life insurance policy to suit our needs. Mike provides information and explains the process of application and keeps us up to date with the progress. He's always at the end of the phone for advice, which is very reassuring. Mike's advice is now being passed on to our children too!
Jane, Bristol
My partner and i have used Domus exclusively since around 2000. Mike Haigh has always given us very professional and accurate financial advice and without his expertise we would not have been possible to grow our portfolio of rented properties. Helpful, friendly, finger on the pulse, highly recommended.
Sasha, Bristol
I returned to the UK in 2000, having retired at 65. Having only a modest professional pension and small amounts of saved and inheritance cash, I certainly needed financial advice about investments and help to obtain a mortgage. I was recommended to Mike Haigh at Domus as my IFA, and over the next 18 years, have received the most excellent service. The income bonds he has arranged, and the mortgages he has organised, have given me a good standard of living - something about which I was understandably anxious. The personal service, easy rapid communications, often involving home visits, have provided me with a confidence much appreciated at my time of life
Jack, Bristol
On both occasions that I have asked Mike Haigh at Domus to assist me with re-arranging my mortgage, he has come up with the goods in terms of clear and concise alternatives at an affordable price.
Mike, Banwell
We first contacted Mike several years ago when we decided we needed to remortgage our house. His advice proved sage, so we then asked him to look over our finances more generally. He rationalized our life insurance and pension policies, and then, when we had retired and paid off our mortgage, he advised us on how to invest the two lump-sums we were awarded. Mike always made sure we were in the driving seat. We wanted low risk investments and he obliged, and he only gave a hearty laugh when we decided to fritter away part of a lump sum and buy a campervan.
Geoff & Diana, Bristol
Mike Haigh has been my financial advisor for 30 years. He has seen me through some difficult and good times very effectively. He is professional and ethical. His knowledge of the financial industry is outstanding and his inter personal skills make it easy to work with him. I have no hesitation in recommending him to be your Personal Financial Advisor.
Una, Bristol
We have benefited from Mike's advice for many years, covering mortgages, life insurance, pensions and investments. We really appreciate his proactive approach in identifying the right products to ensure that we get the best returns
John & Jan, Bristol
We are not really money people, and were mildly surprised, having inherited some cash, to find ourselves needing to decide what to do with it. Someone gave us Mike’s name. He carefully went through all our options, and when we decided to buy a house to let, he was extremely helpful in finding the right mortgage for our needs. We would almost certainly never have taken this step without his good advice, and since then Mike has helped at every step of the way, re-negotiating mortgages and helping with other investments.
Annie & Roger, Bristol
My wife and I needed advice on equity release and through the equity release council we found Domus. Alex gave us all the information we needed and kept us informed throughout the process and it was a pleasure doing business with him. Highly recommended.
Cary, Bristol
I used Domus Financial Services for support with purchasing my very first home, and was looked after by Alex. Seeing as it was my first time buying a property, I didn't really have a clue where to start. Not only did Alex sort out my mortgage (and got me a better rate than when I had been to speak to lenders myself), he also sourced a well respected solicitor and started the ball rolling with them too. Having Alex's help well and truly lifted a weight off my shoulders, so I could focus on everything else that comes with purchasing a property. Instead of having to speak to loads of different people, Alex was my point of contact, and did all the chasing for me (as well as answering my millions of questions). Thank you, Alex.
Hannah, Swindon
I am a portfolio Buy to Let Landlord. Alex has greatly helped me in adding one more buy to let property in my portfolio. From the start he had been very professional in understanding my scenario, providing me the best options for my situation and also helping in finding a suitable Solicitor for the purchase. His follow up all through the process has been impeccable. Needless to say, the property is now in my portfolio and already let out. I would surely recommend him for any type of Mortgage requirements.
Dinesh, Bristol
Friendly, detailed service. Took whatever time was needed to secure the result I wanted. Would use them again.
Steve, Nailsea
Domus helped me with my mortgage application for my first home. They clearly explained everything, found all the best options and talked through all the different stages really helping me understand the process. They even went above and beyond their duties to contact my solicitor / estate agent and iron out issues or help push things along when issues arose further up the chain. Excellent service, excellent understanding of finance/mortgages and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.
Emma, Swindon
Alex worked really hard for us, remained constantly flexible through 2 false-starts before we finally found the house we completed on. Excellent and proactive communication from start to finish. I can recommend Domus Financial without hesitation!
Ayla & Karen, Exmouth
Professional, helpful and friendly advice provided throughout buying our first home. The service provided by Alex Johnston at Domus Financial excelled our expectations and we would not hesitate recommending to anyone looking for a mortgage advisor.
Alex & Lucy, Northallerton
Alex did a great job negotiating with the Lender to get us a good deal on our mortgage. He explained the process clearly at the start and kept us informed as it progressed. Would definitely use Domus again
Andy, Bristol
Our services

We have proudly built a reputation as a source of experienced and trusted financial advice, guiding our clients through their financial planning decisions and helping them to reach their financial objectives.

We are part of the Quilter Financial Planning Network who are the largest advisory network in the UK. This means you have access to preferential terms and rates that are not available through other advisers, or directly from the provider.

Where to find us
Head office address: 1 Henbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3HQ
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Special offers
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Advice methods
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Compliance

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th May 2021

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