Mulberry Chartered

Independent Financial Adviser  5 Lovelace Drive, Surrey, GU22 8QU
First meeting at adviser's own cost
A Family run firm built over 30 years of client trust. Backed by The AFH Financial Group - one of the largest advisory firms in The UK with in excess of £6 billion under management. We are offering telephone or Teams for all initial enquiries.
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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Equity release
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Flexible mortgages
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Next home / Remortgaging
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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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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection 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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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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Stockbroking services
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Long term care
Response rating
9.6/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020
Meet our advisers
Sarah Pearson
Chartered Financial Adviser, Wealth Manager
Simon Allen
Co-Founder, Chartered Financial Adviser, Wealth Manager
Matthew Allen
Co-Founder, Chartered Financial Adviser, Wealth Manager

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

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to business.

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 assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities. 

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.

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 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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the supervisors role in a regulated organisation; recruitment, training, attaining competence, maintaining competence and supervising competence; management information and performance standards; Financial Services Authority rules and guidelines in respect of competence and supervision; the legal and regulatory aspects of employment and supervision.

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 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 assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

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 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: 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.

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.

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Tiffany Chambers
Independent Financial Adviser, Wealth Manager

This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

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

What our clients say
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Mulberry, Twickenham
Really high quality personal service – Simon & Sarah are both great. No regrets at all joining Mulberry
NT & MC, Teddington
We have been receiving advice from Matthew for over 15 years. The service he provides is prompt, well considered and appropriate to our needs. We can honestly say that if it were not for him we would not be as financially secure as we are today. We have no hesitation in recommending him
MR & MRS KC, SURREY
WE LOVE MATTHEW!
MR & MRS SW, SURREY
VERY EFFICIENT & THOUGHTFUL ADVICE. V FRIENDLY AS WELL EVEN THOUGH WE LIVE IN SHROPSHIRE WE DO NOT INTEND TO MOVE FROM MULBERRY
MC, SHROPSHIRE
Thank you for your kind support and good counsel, very much appreciated.
MR & MRS MM, HERTS.
About us

We have the backing of a national IFA but retain our local touch. A professional company with over 30 years’ experience in offering Independent Financial Advice on a full range of financial services. These include Wealth Management, Pensions, Investments, Mortgages & Protection. We pride ourselves on providing a client service second to none within our profession. Please click through to our website for more information.

Our services

We have offices throughout the UK. Built on 30 years of our client trust - All of our advisers are Chartered Qualified and provide expert independent & impartial financial advice. We pride ourselves on providing a client service second to none within our profession. Please click through to our website for more information.

Where to find us
Head office address: 5 Lovelace Drive, Surrey, GU22 8QU
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£250,000
Advice methods
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    Telephone
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    Online (Live chat, video, email)
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    Face to face
Compliance

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Response rating
9.6/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 16th November 2020

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