Howls Independent Financial Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser 173A High Street, Caerphilly, Blackwood, NP12 1AA
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Response rating
10 /10
FCA verified
16th September 2019
If you want honest, cost effective, great advice for your pension and investment needs, give us a call.
We can advise you on
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Buy to let
    • Next home / Remortgaging
    • Wealth management
    • Ethical investments
    • ISAs
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • OEICs
    • Socially responsible investments
    • Lump sum
    • Regular savings
    • Critical illness
    • Income protection insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Commercial mortgages
    • Employee benefits
    • Group pensions
    • Group protection
Meet our advisers
Daniel Howls
What our clients say
Daniel asked very pertinent questions about my situation and listened to what I felt was important. He also understood what my current and future situation might be and we discussed what I could afford. He looked into what I had in terms of an existing pension scheme and made recommendations which fit very well with what I hoped to achieve in the future. The most important thing for me was that I felt I could trust his advice and he didn't push me into anything that I might felt uncomfortable with. He explained about costs upfront and only went ahead once I had fully understood everything. I am happy with the recommendations made so far and the fact that we will be able to review them over time, if and when my circumstances change. I now feel more confident about my future and that I have put something solid in place for the future.
Sonya, Abergavenny
Dan simplified the process of securing the right pension for me. He took the time to understand my financial situation, aspirations for the future and appetite for risk. Dan took me through the steps, explaining each in the right level of detail. He then pulled together comprehensive paperwork of the pension plan he thought was best aligned to my needs. He also found competitive insurance quotes for policies we had agreed would be beneficial. As with any pension, I knew that it would be a significant investment. Before going to Dan, I already had an idea of the type of pension plan I wanted for the future. Dans advice was extremely informative; I strongly believe that the choices I have made are far more suited to my needs than they would have been had I not sought his expertise. I would recommend Dan to anyone who is considering embarking upon a personal pension plan.
Mr Millard, Bristol
Myself and my brother bought a house together as in investment, when the time came for us to part ways we invited Dan into our home to discuss our options. Dan was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, he took the time to listen carefully to our needs and once our plan of action was established Dan wasted no time in getting straight to work. Both our separate properties are now in the final stages of completion and we would not be able to thank Dan enough, he has always been at the other end of the phone to offer advise and assistance when needed and he is always very quick to reply. Thank you Dan for all your hard work and patience I know we have not been the easiest pair to deal with!
Sophie, Hengoed
Daniel's approach was excellent. He worked with me to understand my needs with adroit questioning and understanding. He was very detailed in his work. He was very amiable and put me at ease. I found his company both professional and friendly. The outcome was better and expected. Daniel was honest, accurate and concise in reporting his findings and recommendations.
Mr Carroll, Bristol
Dan helped and advised on transfer of pension fund, into a managed investment fund, tailored to our needs. Very happy with financial advice given, and services provided to date. He keeps us informed on a regular basis.
Bryan, Abertillery
Dan went through all aspects of my financial planning, what I need for everyday living expenses, what I could invest, save or plan for myself and my daughter. I have been completely satisfied with the support I received.
Miss Thomas, Caerphilly
Dan reviewed my financial position and recommended measures to improve the return and how to get the most out my investments. Also looked at long term for retirement/pension fund and my expectations for standard of living in retirement. So far so good.
Geoff, Dinas Powys
Daniel took the time to fully understand my needs and my current financial situation, he spoke to me as a human and didn't blind me with jargon but ensured that I understood what we discussing and took time to explain the differences in cover available and the features and benefits of each. Daniel asked what was most important to me and how much I was able to spend on cover and used this as a basis of the quotes he then obtained for me. The most important thing he did for me was to take the trouble to fully explain the products and enable me to decide between a level of cover which decreased over the term or a lump sum which could be invested to give a monthly return as well as maintaining the "pot of cash" at the end. On top of this having identified I still had room within my budget Dan was able to get a level of Critical Illness Cover which suited my needs, all for within the price I was willing to pay for life cover alone.
Tom, Pontypool
Daniel offered impartial advice on how to maximise the investments I already had with the bank and invaluable guidance on my other accounts and share holdings. I don't think there was anything that could have been done better.
Chris, Cardiff
Daniel undertook a comprehensive review of my financial position and clearly explained the position and options. I am comfortable with the friendly and professional service he provides and confident that he understands my financial priorities.
Mrs Davies, Cardiff
Dan took time to examine my needs closely and then offered advice, giving options, which would suit me. As it turned out the advice was excellent and my investments have increased in value. He did point out that success was not guaranteed in any specific time, but the options included short term/ mid term/ and long term investments.
Mr Bate, Cardiff
Where to find us

173A High Street, Caerphilly, Blackwood, NP12 1AA

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About us

Along with a professional, friendly approach, my independent status is a key foundation to the service, ensuring I can advise on products across the whole market place. Therefore, I act solely in the best interests of my clients at all times. I have private interview room facilities if required, or I am able to meet you at your home anywhere across South Wales if that makes you more comfortable.

Our services

I have 10 years experience giving advice to both business and personal clients throughout South Wales.

I feel the most important thing is to understand the needs of you, your family and your business. I am looking to build relationships, by us getting to know each other. I want you to trust, that I will be there for you whenever you need me, and I will always have your interests at heart.

I specialise in retirement, investment, inheritance tax planning and protection. I offer face to face meetings either at your home, business, or at the office.

Advice methods
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Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value

Howls Independent Financial Advice Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Vision Independent Financial Planning Ltd which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 487395.

This can be verified by visiting The Financial Services Register at

The FCA do not regulate tax and trust planning.

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