Financial Solutions Wales Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  Unit 5, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2LF
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Financial Solutions Wales is a long established Chartered Financial Planning firm, offering impartial financial advice to our clients since 2005.
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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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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Buildings and contents
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Commercial motor
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Home and leisure
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Small business
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Travel
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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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Corporate pension
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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
9.6/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020
Meet our advisers
Mark Lloyd
Mortgage Broker

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.

David Perkins DipCII, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Independent Financial Adviser

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.

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

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, 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.

Aled Phillips APFS
Chartered Financial Planner

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

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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 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 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.

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 broad understanding of the principles of private client investment within the context of the current regulatory environment

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Keith Phelps MIFS DipFA
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Jeremy Phelps FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner

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.

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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 an understanding of group risks, including the operations of such schemes and their features and taxation.

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 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 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 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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Jeremy is a most understanding and knowledgable adviser i.e Understands our situation, goals and attitude to risk and explains all the recommendations he makes very clearly. All charges have been clearly explained and provide very good value for money. Jeremy provides an excellent`professional service and we would have no hesitation in recommending him, without reservation, to anyone needing financial advice.
Mr. & Mrs. Rees, Ammanford
I would like to thank you and your company for the professional way in which you have handled my pension.This was completed much quicker than I expected and without any worry at my time of life.
Mr. P. Davies, Neath
I would like to thank you for the professional yet friendly way that you have dealt with our requirements and look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Mr. & Mrs. Shaw, Gwendraeth Valley
About us

We are a Chartered firm of financial planners. This means we have satisfied rigorous criteria relating to professional qualifications and ethical good practice. It means you can be confident that you are dealing with one of the UKs leading firms that is wholly committed to providing you with the best possible advice, service and support.

Established in 2005, our success has been based on three core principles: integrity, professionalism and impartiality, coupled with a creative and innovative approach to financial planning and a belief in bespoke client service.

Our services

We offer a wide range of specialist services, including advice on retirement options, investments, IHT planning, and mortgage services. Our focus on both wealth creation and wealth protection.

We are also able to offer advice on specialist areas such as trust planning, pension transfers and pension opt-outs.

Where to find us
Head office address: Unit 5, Dragon 24, North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2LF
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.6/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020

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