Imperial Chartered

Independent Financial Adviser  Imperial Chartered, Pontypridd, Rhondda cynon taf, CF37 5BP
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Independent advice from Chartered Financial Planners. Initial consultation free of charge
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
7.8/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 27th July 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
Rhidian Jones APFS
Financial Adviser

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

This qualification accesses the advanced skills needed for advising on income planning to those in and approaching retirement

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Gareth Morgan APFS

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 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 personal tax and trusts.

This qualification accesses the advanced skills needed for advising on income planning to those in and approaching retirement

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

Imperial Chartered is an independent advice practice, we provide advice on products and services from the whole of the market and are able to provide unbiased and unrestricted advice.

As one of the largest independent advice firms in Wales, our 10 experienced, highly qualified professionals deliver advice to thousands of customers all over the UK.

We offer a range of financial services including pension and retirement planning, investment advice, inheritance tax planning, mortgages and protection, to both individuals and businesses.

We work hard to take the jargon out of financial advice, and our experienced team will tailor our advice to your specific needs.

Contact one of our Chartered Advisers, Scott Smith, for further information.

Our services

First meetings are at our own cost, and details of our fees will always be agreed in advance of any work commencing, meaning you remain in control of our relationship.

Our Chartered advisers have an in-depth knowledge of retirement planning, investment advice and estate planning. We will explain your options in simple terms, and advise you on the best course of action.

We aim to build long term relationships with our clients by putting your needs at the forefront of our business. If you would like an initial chat to see if we are the right fit, request a call back from our highest qualified adviser, Scott Smith.

Where to find us
Head office address: Imperial Chartered, Unit B, Upper Boat Trading Estate, Mid Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 5BP
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
£20,000
Minimum mortgage value
£0
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.8/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 27th July 2020

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