Goodmans Financial Planning

Independent Financial Adviser  2 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DX
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We are Chartered Financial Planners, providing independent, transparent advice and work only for the long term interests of our clients.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Defined benefit
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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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Regular savings
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Savings for children
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School fees planning
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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
Response rating
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021
Meet our advisers
Andrew Moore
Financial Planner

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

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

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: 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.

Sam Capstick
Financial Planner

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 exam accesses understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

David Martin
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. 

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 in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

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 analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

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 key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

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

This exam accesses understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

Finbarr O'Reilly
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 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.

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.

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 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 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 personal tax and trusts.

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.

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 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.

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
We have very much valued the advice we received. It has given us a great deal of confidence and comfort in the knowledge that our finances are in good hands. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs Dennis, Torquay
Over the years Goodmans has given me clarity and peace of mind. I enjoy our discussions each year. The meetings help me focus on how to enjoy my time, and wisely spend my money,
David, Tavistock
Advice from Goodmans has given me the confidence to retire earlier than I originally thought I would. The information is always really good on how your investments are performing and the rates of return you can expect. If anybody asks me to recommend a financial adviser, I’d certainly recommend the team at Goodmans.
Anthony, Penzance
About us

Goodmans are a firm of Chartered Financial Planners giving independent advice to individuals, business owners and trusts to help them manage their financial assets effectively. Our service revolves around a clear financial plan for each client ensuring that the investment, tax and contingency plans all work together to give our clients confidence, lifestyle and security. We operate four offices for the convenience of our clients in Totnes, Exeter, Bristol, and Plymouth, covering a significant portion of the South West.

Our services

We create financial plans for clients that bring assets to life, delivering confidence and clarity ensuring that the maximum lifestyle is squeezed from pensions and investments. Our portfolios are evidence based and carry charges lower than any available on the high street. We excel at managing risk and ensure that clients carry only the amount of risk they need.

Each client is supported by a team, including a highly qualified adviser, delivering in depth advice on aspects of financial planning including inheritance tax, trusts and pension drawdown.

We work with solicitors and accountants if legal and accounting advice is required.

Where to find us
Head office address: 2 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DX
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
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Response rating
10/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021

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