John Humphries - Continuum Financial Services LLP

Independent Financial Adviser  Continuum, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DZ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Friendly, local, Chartered Financial Planner - IFA; providing unbiased advice in a clear and simple fashion. With over 30 years experience I can provide pension and investment advice in whatever way that suits you best.
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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Equity release
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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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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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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th October 2020
Meet our advisers
John Humphries
Chartered Financial Planner

An internationally recognised financial planning credential. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications (usually AFPC/DipPFS) or equivalent, an IFP assessment, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

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 examination assesses an understanding of group risks, including the operations of such schemes and their features and taxation.

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 the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.

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 AFPC module provided an advanced knowledge of life and health protection. The October 2004 examination qualified the individual to advise on long-term care insurance.

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.

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 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 an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.

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

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

This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
About us

Am very proud to say that at Continuum, we put our clients at the heart of everything we do. We are refreshingly modern, have a common passion, outlook and commitment to practice true financial planning.

As my client, you can expect unbiased and independent advice from myself, as a fully qualified financial adviser, who is dedicated to building a lifetime financial planning relationship with yourself. I will provide advice that is uncomplicated, clear and at all times meaningful.

We have a state-of-the-art 'cash management' tool to help improve the returns on your deposit savings, which is not widely available from other advisers.

We also provide our clients with their own 'Personal Finance Portal' - technology making finances accessible 24/7.

Our services

Continuum is a new brand of financial advice.
It is a partnership of like-minded Independent Financial Advisers sharing a common passion, approach and commitment to practising true financial planning. We place clients at the centre of everything we do and aim to provide exceptional service at all times.

Where to find us
Head office address: Continuum, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DZ
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
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
Compliance

Continuum (Financial Services) LLP; Registered address: As Above. Registered in England and Wales. OC393363. Continuum is a trading name of Continuum (Financial Services) LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Continuum (Financial Services) LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership.

Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th October 2020

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