Imperial Chartered

Independent Financial Adviser  Imperial Chartered, Mid Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 5BP
First meeting at adviser's own cost
I see my primary role as making my clients wealthier than they would be if they hadn’t met me, whether that’s building wealth for the future, or ensuring your pension and investment funds pay you the income you need throughout your retirement.
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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Buy my next home
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Buy to let
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Buying commercial property
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Buying first home
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Next home / Remortgaging
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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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Buildings and contents
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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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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EEA
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Rest of world
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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
Response rating
9.1/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020
Meet our advisers
Scott Smith FPFS
Chartered Independent Financial Adviser

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. 

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.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.

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 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 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.

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.

This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

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 analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.

This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Laid out my options, and advised me on the best course of action. I'm now retired earlier than expected!
Wendy Davis, Bristol
About us

I’m a Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

I have 16 years experience in and around financial advice, and have also worked in investment management, with my previous role to this being as Head of Compliance for Aviva’s discretionary investment management division.

As one of the highest qualified advisers in the UK, my career goal is to have better investment and retirement planning knowledge than my peers. The more knowledge I have, the better outcomes you will have.

Our services

My aim is to provide advice in a simple, easily understood, stress free format.

Where to find us
Head office address: Imperial Chartered, Unit B, Upper Boat Trading Estate, Mid Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 5BP
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
£20,000
Minimum mortgage value
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Advice methods
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.1/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020

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