Fensham Howes Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  28 Woodlands Avenue, North Yorkshire, Harrogate, HG2 7SJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Experts in strategic financial management with individual client relationships stretching back over 25 years. Impartial, professional, helpful.
We can advise you on
check
Annuity purchase
check
Pension consolidation
check
Pension drawdown
check
Pensions & divorce
check
Pensions & retirement planning
check
Pensions review
check
Pensions transfer
check
SIPPs
check
Stakeholder
check
Buy my next home
check
Buy to let
check
Buying commercial property
check
Buying first home
check
Flexible mortgages
check
Next home / Remortgaging
check
Self-employed mortgages
check
Wealth management
check
ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
check
Investing for income
check
OEICs
check
Offshore investments
check
Unit trusts
check
Lump sum
check
National savings
check
Regular savings
check
Savings for children
check
School fees planning
check
Critical illness
check
Income protection insurance
check
Life insurance
check
Capital gains tax
check
Estate planning
check
Income tax
check
Taxation planning
check
Long term care
Response rating
9.0/10
check
FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020
Meet our advisers
David Fry
Chartered Financial Planner

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

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

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.

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 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 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.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

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

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Martyn Johnson
Chartered Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.

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

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

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

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

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 portfolio investment management. If passed before September 2010 QCF 3 after then QCF 4

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Colin Barrett
Principal

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.

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.

This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

This exam accesses understanding of the features and risks of different securities, the structure and features of the securities market and relevant factors and considerations for appropriate investment recommendations.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

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.

Giles Pidcock
Director, Certified 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 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.

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 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.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner
About us

Fensham Howes specialises in providing financial planning and investment solutions to individuals and families. Typically our clients are partners in professional services firms, senior executives, business owners and people recently retired from such positions. In addition to our work with individual clients we also provide specialist investment advice to trustees. In order to protect the impartiality and integrity of the advice you receive, all of our planning work is undertaken on a fees basis.

Our services

The depth and detail of our analysis, coupled with our technical expertise, means we're able to provide practical, understandable solutions to highly complex planning issues. Often we will work in tandem with your solicitor or accountant to provide joined-up advice. We build long-term relationships with our clients, giving them peace of mind that their finances are being expertly managed.

If we believe we can add value to your situation we are happy to invest as much time as needed to demonstrate this.

Where to find us
Head office address: 28 Woodlands Avenue, North Yorkshire, Harrogate, HG2 7SJ
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
  • phoneButton
    Telephone
  • icons
    Face to face
Response rating
9.0/10
check
FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020

Similar advisers near you

Independent Financial Adviser 0.99 mi
Getting to know you, your family and your goals. Simple and transparent advice personalised to you, provided by a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planner.
 
Independent Financial Adviser 1.08 mi
Award-winning, Chartered financial planning firm delivering unbiased, tailored advice to protect and grow your wealth.
 
Independent Financial Adviser 1.17 mi
Our dedicated team will be happy to discuss ways to meet your individual needs, ensuring your long term financial security
 
Independent Financial Adviser 1.23 mi
UK top-rated Independent Financial Planners specialising in pre and post retirement financial planning for individuals and small businesses