Financial Concepts

Independent Financial Adviser 122 Queen Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7QF
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Response rating
FCA verified
17th June 2019
Chartered financial planners who offer a complete one-step financial services solution, whatever your needs.
We can advise you on
    • Commercial mortgages
    • Corporate pension
    • Employee benefits
    • Group critical illness
    • Group income protection
    • Group ISA
    • Group life insurance
    • Group pensions
    • Group private medical insurance
    • Group protection
    • Group risk
    • Wealth management
    • Ethical investments
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • ISAs
    • OEICs
    • Offshore investments
    • Socially responsible investments
    • Traded endowment policies
    • Unit trusts
    • Bad credit
    • Buy to let
    • Commercial for individuals
    • Equity release
    • First time buyers
    • Flexible
    • High loan to value
    • Home reversion
    • Overseas
    • Remortgage
    • Residential
    • Right to buy
    • Self build
    • Self employed
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions & divorce
    • Pensions & retirement planning
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Sipps
    • Stakeholder
    • Accident & sickness
    • Buildings and contents
    • Critical illness
    • Healthcare
    • Income protection insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Payment protection insurance
    • Lump sum
    • National savings
    • Regular savings
    • Savings for children
    • School fees planning
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Taxation planning
    • Long term care
Meet our advisers
Darren Turnbull CFP,DMS,MCIBS
Certified Financial Planner
Anthony Phillipson DipPFS
Nigel Shackleton Chartered Financial Planner
Technical Director
Chartered Financial Planner
Adrian Leslie Dip PFS
Independent Financial Adviser
Andrew Pease APFS Cert CII (MP&ER)
Chartered Financial Planner
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Darren is a superb Financial Advisor...he managed my Mothers financial matters brilliantly for many years and after she died he was supportive and helpful sorting it all out for us. Her Portfolio had done outstandingly well under his care and we have carried on with Darren and he has advised and guided us in investing money left for my two sons by my Mum and another lump sum. Both those funds are doing remarkably well. Darren has advised on health policies and most recently arranged a very competitive mortgage. I wouldn't use anyone else to manage my financial affairs. Darren is totally trustworthy - he is also very friendly and gets back to you straight away. :) What could they have done better? I honestly cant say - we were just very happy with Darren service.
Carolyne James, Penrith
Does all aspects of the job well, from appointments to the investments and explaining about them.
Neil Burns, Eastriggs Dumfriesshire
Understand what we need and brings suitable options to us
Rachel McClumpha, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Fantastic personal service, very quick response to any questions, e-mails. A fully prepared and explained plan
Alan Ruddick, Dumfriesshire
Where to find us

122 Queen Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7QF

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About us

Financial Concepts is an independently owned IFA practice, founded in 2000. Between us we have more than 100 years of experience providing bespoke advice to a wide range of clients. We look after more than £50m worth of client funds, and our mortgage arm has a burgeoning reputation for helping hundreds of people achieve their property dreams. Our specialist knowledge covers a wide range of products from across the whole of the market, including investments, pensions, mortgages and protection. Over the years we have grown by word of mouth and the recommendations of satisfied clients. The first meeting is free of charge, we offer a variety of different payment options, and all fees are agreed with you in advance.

Our services

Our speciality is creating solutions for life. Offering a full range of financial services, we use them in harmony to provide a long-term financial plan that meets your goals not just at the present time but in all the years to come. The ongoing nature of our service is the reason why people stay with us and keep coming back. We take pride in being one of the only firms of chartered financial planners in Cumbria, and we reflect this in the quality of the service we offer to our clients.

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

We are delighted to advise that we have been awarded the prestigious Chartered Financial Planners designation by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

This is the industry’s gold standard for firms of financial planners. It confirms that we have satisfied rigorous qualification criteria by retaining highly-qualified staff who subscribe to the membership conditions of the CII.

It also involves a commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to an industry standard Code of Ethics. You can view the Code at /code.

Financial Concepts are the first firm to achieve this in Cumbria and as a valued client of our firm we are writing to share this news with you and to reiterate that you will continue to obtain the highest level of service from us and that our firm is committed to continuing to improve and enhance our client proposition in the future.

When you use a Chartered firm you are dealing with proven professionals. The CII is empowered by the Privy Council to award Chartered status, and the award is only made in deserving cases and while Chartered titles are steeped in history, they remain the benchmark of professional excellence and integrity.

Only the UK’s premier financial planning firms qualify for Chartered status. If you wish to know more about how using a Chartered firm can ensure you get the best possible advice, service and support, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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