Investment Sense

Independent Financial Adviser  Investment Sense Ltd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1JU
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Pension specialists; from SIPPs to company pensions and advice when you reach retirement, we're independent and on your side.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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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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Traded endowment policies
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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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Critical illness
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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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Commercial mortgages
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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
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Long term care
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020
Meet our advisers
Bev Stoves BA(Hons) Economics, Dip PFS
Independent Financial Adviser

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

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.

In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.

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 examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

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

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of the range of investments available for planning of pensions and to be able to apply the construction of a pension portfolio management for a client.

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.

Sarah Bray BSc(hons), Dip PFS
Independent Financial Adviser

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.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

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

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of the range of investments available for planning of pensions and to be able to apply the construction of a pension portfolio management for a client.

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

This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits

What our clients say
“A potentially worrying situation made easy, painless and satisfactory. Many, many thanks to Bev.”
Judith, Nottingham
“I would like to thank Sarah for all of the work put into sorting and resolving my pension investments, which at times was not a simple procedure. From our very first meeting Sarah’s expertise was evident in her advice and knowledge of the Pensions market. Her well qualified and simply laid out options certainly helped to guide me through a potential minefield of pension plans to a successful resolution. Sarah has been a fantastic adviser and would recommend to anyone seeking sound and independent pensions advice.”
Brian, West Midlands
“It was good to get such better treatment after bad experience with previous adviser. My history and needs are quite complex so it was good to be treated so sensitively.”
Linda, Derbyshire
“A unique service which actually understood my needs for simplicity, clarity and a cash based solution. There are a lot of advisers out there but they focus on ticks and shares, not something that suited me. Investment Sense had the flexibility to meet my needs by using simple deposit accounts.”
John, Nottingham
About us

Proudly based in Nottingham, our team of advisers have a wide range of backgrounds, experience, and skills; ensuring we can match your needs and the right adviser.

We work with three types of people:

1. Those who are close to retirement or who have already finished working. Helping them plan their finances effectively to ensure a financially comfortable and stress-free retirement

2. Business owners. Helping them to plan their finances leaving them free to do what they do best, build a successful business

3. Families. Helping you plan for your children's financial future, whilst ensuring you can still achieve your own financial goals

Our services

We'll let our clients answer this one:

“Your adviser made what I thought would be a complicated and drawn out process easy and quick. I would recommend your company to others.”

“Really efficient, informative, patient and friendly; really impressed.”

Where to find us
Head office address: Investment Sense Ltd, Gothic House, Barker Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1JU
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 6th July 2020

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