Niche Ethical

Independent Financial Adviser  Capital Tower, Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3AD
First meeting at adviser's own cost
If you want to meet your financial goals and objectives without environmental or ethical compromise, Niche Ethical can offer you a full investment service that takes into account how it affects the world around us.
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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Building your home
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Buy my next home
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Buy to let
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Buying first home
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Equity release
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High loan to value
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Self-employed mortgages
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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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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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Home and leisure
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Income protection insurance
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Life insurance
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Payment protection insurance
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Small business
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Corporate pension
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Employee benefits
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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
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 25th May 2020
Meet our advisers
Aled Phillips BA (Hons) APFS Chartered MCSI
Ops Director | Independent Financial Adviser

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

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

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 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 analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Matt Wiltshire BSc DipPFS Cert CII (MP)
Managing Director | Chartered 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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.

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. 

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.

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 personal tax and trusts.

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 financial protection plans.

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 their ability to apply and evaluate the supervision principles and practices in a retail financial services business

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

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Tom Powell BA (Hons) DipPFS Cert CII (MP & ER)
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. 

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 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.

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 develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

Robyn Aubrey BSc (Hons)
Independent Financial Adviser

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.

Adam Hughes DipPFS CeMAP
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. 

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.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

Matt Millard CertPFS
Independent Financial Adviser

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.

To achieve the CertPFS (DM) and individual needs to pass 2 diploma units in Regulation and ethics and Discretionary Investment Management

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 financial protection planning issues.

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.

Ray Adams APFS, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Chairman | Chartered Financial Planner

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 the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 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 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 examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

This examination assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.

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.

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 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.

This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.

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
What our clients say
I highly recommend Niche CFP to anyone. I have used their services for a few years and have always got an excellent, professional service. They are prompt, professional, courteous and they have a responsible attitude to their clients. I will happily continue to use their services for my financial needs.
Rhydian Jenkins, Pontypridd
Diolch Yn Fawr! Thank you Niche. Dealing with Niche was a dramatic eye opener for me! I had previously used a bank and only when I met with Ray did I realise how I had been taken advantage of for years! My investments are now growing really nicely. Money well spent. 5 stars for sure. Pleasure to deal with you.
Mr M Wain, Newport
A tailored service that's made to measure; a high quality outfit ! I've found Ray and his team to be attentive, professional and genuinely interested in their client's wellbeing. None of the usual flannel or hard sell tactical commission, but they've shown a genuine interest in providing long term solutions tailored to meet my aims and ambitions. Many thanks, Richard.
Richard Winterbottom, Cardiff
About us

Niche Ethical, part of Niche Chartered Financial Planners, are a multi award winning firm who are able to offer you a full ethical investment service. This means you'll be able to meet your financial needs without compromising your environmental and ethical values. If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us and arrange an initial meeting free of charge with no obligations.

Our services

Here at Niche, you will...

• Get independent advice: Chartered Financial Advisers have access to the whole of the market. This means you'll receive advice that is truly tailored to your situation. No matter what.

• Pay a fixed fee: A fixed fee means your costs are fixed from day one. So you'll know exactly what you are paying for and how much it will cost you from the very beginning.

• Receive a great service: A great service starts with a great team. And because we are owned by our employees, you can guarantee we'll go above and beyond.

Where to find us
Head office address: Capital Tower, 9 Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3AD
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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Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 25th May 2020

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