Francis Clark Financial Planning Limited

Independent Financial Adviser  Blackbrook Gate 1, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2PX
We provide clear, expert and relevant advice to enable you to create, keep and grow the wealth you have earned.
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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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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Life insurance
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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 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
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th January 2020
Meet our advisers
Ian Townsend APFS
Consultant

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 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. 

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

To achieve the CertPFS (DM) and individual needs to pass 2 diploma units in Regulation and ethics and Discretionary Investment Management

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Gary Quick APFS
Director

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.

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 examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime 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.

Associate members are those who have gone on to secure more advanced qualifications by completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance or its predecessor the Associateship. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory position of home reversion plans and their place in the advice process.

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, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
I very much appreciate the professionalism and tenacity of the team involved in this somewhat difficult case. Please pass on my sincere gratitude to all concerned.
Mr M, Taunton
About us

Francis Clark Financial Planning was formed in 2002 when the Partners of Francis Clark Chartered Accountants, a leading independent accountancy firm, realised their desire to make independent financial planning advice available to clients.

The remit was to provide the same high quality, ethical and client centred advice that was already provided by the accountancy practice.

Over the subsequent years we have grown to become one of the largest truly independent financial planning firms in the South and West of the UK with 7 offices spanning 5 counties, and since joining the international PKF accountancy network in 2016, we are now known as PKF Francis Clark Financial planning and wealth management.

Our firm has held the coveted Chartered Financial Planning Firm status for several years, ensuring your financial planning is taken care of by one of the most knowledgeable and highly qualified teams in the industry.

Our experienced team of chartered financial planners, consultants and support staff specialise in providing complete financial solutions tailored to your specific needs.

We offer an initial meeting at no cost and no obligation to you.

Our services

Quite simply our clients come first.

1. We listen. We get to know our clients and their families and we take the time to understand their circumstances, their hopes and goals for the future and their drivers in making those goals reality.

2. We care. We strive to find our clients the best solution considering ALL the circumstances that are relevant to their situation.

3. We advise. Our financial planners are free to select and implement the financial solutions that best meet their clients' individual circumstances, recommending the best solutions in helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Where to find us

Blackbrook Gate 1, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2PX

Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
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Minimum mortgage value
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Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Face to face
Response rating
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th January 2020

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