Howls Independent Financial Ltd
If you want honest, cost effective, great advice for your pension and investment needs, give us a call.
We can advise you on
Pensions & divorce
Pensions & retirement planning
Buy to let
Next home / Remortgaging
ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
Investing for income
Socially responsible investments
Traded endowment policies
Savings for children
School fees planning
Income protection insurance
Capital gains tax
Group Protection/Life Insurance
Group critical illness
Group income protection
Group life insurance
Group private medical insurance
Last authorised 17th February 2020
Meet our advisers
Independent Financial Adviser
Qualifications & Accreditations
CeMAP - Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (LIBF)
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.
AF5 - Financial Planning Process (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
AF1 - Personal Tax and Trust Planning (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
Diploma In Financial Planning (CII)
This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.
AF7 - Pensions transfers (CII)
This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits
What our clients say
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to find us
173A High Street, Caerphilly, Blackwood, NP12 1AA
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