James Nicholas at Advanta Wealth

Independent Financial Adviser  Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5ND
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Chartered and fully independent financial advice from a Financial Times top 20 firm, making wealth that works as hard as it is earned.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Auto enrolment
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Defined benefit
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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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Bad credit
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Building your home
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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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Buying overseas
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Equity release
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Flexible mortgages
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High loan to value
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Mortgage protection
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Right to buy
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Self-employed mortgages
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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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Accident & sickness
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Buildings and contents
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Commercial motor
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Home and leisure
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Income protection insurance
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Large business
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Small business
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Travel
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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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Employee benefits
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Group ISA
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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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Group private medical insurance
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Group risk
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Long term care
Response rating
9.3/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021
Meet our advisers
Mr James Nicholas

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to apply and evaluate the supervision principles and practices in a retail financial services business

At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

This exam accesses understanding of the features and risks of different securities, the structure and features of the securities market and relevant factors and considerations for appropriate investment recommendations.

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

This exam accesses understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Helpful, Friendly advice. Would use again
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About us

We build tailored solutions which look to maximise returns and manage volatility in line with specific objectives and appetite for risk. Our professional process uses leading edge technology to build and maintain wealth and provide peace of mind that goals are being achieved.

Our services

Our highly qualified team of specialists are also specialists on you. That’s because we’re invested in developing abiding personal relationships.

We take a long-term view, working together to ensure we’re always a trusted partner whom you can turn to for advice. We take our role very seriously, and we’re proud to have our expertise and accomplishments certified by the prestigious Chartered Financial Planners accolade by the Personal Finance Society, the gold standard for financial planning firms.

Where to find us
Head office address: Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5ND
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£20,000
Minimum pension value
£20,000
Minimum mortgage value
£250,000
Special offers
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Offers terms
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
9.3/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021

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