Ellis Bates Financial Advisers

Independent Financial Adviser  15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London, Greater london, WC1A 2BA
First meeting at adviser's own cost
With professionalism and integrity we are committed to helping you achieve your financial goals during all stages of your life.
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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Buy my next home
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Equity release
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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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Payment protection 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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EEA
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Rest of world
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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 risk
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 3rd August 2020
Meet our advisers
Ben Clapham DipPFS
Regional Director

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.

Tom Garsed-Bennet DipPFS
Financial Planner

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.

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

James Johnson DipFA
Financial Planner

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

Dax Bayley Dip CII, Cert SMP
Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge, understanding and application of the different types of long-term care insurance.

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

Andy King Dip CII
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.

Carol Lammy-Steele
Financial Planner

This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities. 

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 assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

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: 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.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.

This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.

This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.

About us

Ellis Bates Financial Advisers are expert Financial Planners, specialising in pensions, investments, mortgages, life, health and critical illness insurances. Since 1980, our experience has helped our clients to keep and grow their money, as well as make sensible financial decisions for their future.

Our Advisers help our clients with their prosperity and financial well-being by cutting through the jargon to provide honest, open, accessible and straightforward financial advice. We are totally independent, privately owned, and not tied to or influenced by any products or providers, which means that our advice is always impartial.

Ellis Bates look after over £1 billion of clients’ investments, pensions and savings, and our mission is to be the UK’s most trusted provider of lifelong financial advice.

Our services

Our Financial Advisers listen to your life objectives and formulate a financial plan to deliver your goals, which are individually tailored to your aspirations. Whether you are looking to invest for reasons such as retirement, supporting your children through education, protecting yourself and your family, or buying a new house, we will analyse your current investments and create a bespoke and integrated plan to meet your needs. Our strategic planning process is designed to give you a coherent financial plan, so you can be confident we will find you the most effective route to get from aspiration to fulfilment.

Where to find us
Head office address: 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London, WC1A 2BA
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£20,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 3rd August 2020

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