Qi Financial Solutions Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  42a Tamworth Road, Croydon, Greater london, CR0 1XU
First meeting at adviser's own cost
With many years experience of giving clear and high quality advice, we specialise in retirement planning and investment advice.
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 review
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Pensions transfer
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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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High loan to value
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Mortgage protection
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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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Socially responsible investments
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Lump sum
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Regular savings
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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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Stockbroking services
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Long term care
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 21st September 2020
Meet our advisers
Paul Annys FPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Chartered Financial Planner

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

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.

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 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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime 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 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 the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory position of home reversion plans and their place in the advice process.

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 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.

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

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Dave Chamberlain FPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Chartered Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.

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 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.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

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 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 assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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.

This examination demonstrated that the individual has a knowledge and understanding of all financial planning aspects of running a business and an ability to advise clients appropriately.

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.

At the end of the unit candidates should be able to understand the use of platforms in providing financial services, the legal regulatory environment in which they operate and the ability to assess the suitability of platforms in meeting client requirements

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

Accreditations
Care advice standard Chartered Financial Planner
Tim Rea FPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Chartered Financial Planner

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.

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime mortgage products, 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.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

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 qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management. If passed before September 2010 QCF 3 after then QCF 4

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

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
I have complete trust in the services of Mr Crofts, at Qi Financial Solutions. He is diligent, practical and adaptable.
P Moss, Beckenham
Excellent service, very clearly explained. Good communication both verbal and written.
C Jewell, (Now) Dorset
I can heartily recommend Paul, from Qi Financial Solutions, who provided clear, sensible advice in all financial matters. Not only does he have a great wealth of knowledge and experience, he also follows up to ensure services are delivered promptly and efficiently.
S Smith, Surrey
Really efficient and helpful. Came to the rescue when we needed it! (Mortgage advice)
H Leahy, Manchester
Have used Qi twice now and could not recommend them more so helpful and have gone out of their way to help us on both occasions thank you Wendy and Paul.
A Jarvis, Croydon
About us

We are active in the Surrey area with our administration and support staff based in Croydon. We also keep access to a London office as many of our clients work in or around the City - this offers easy access and convenience. Our staff are friendly, approachable and enthusiastic. We are also well qualified with expertise in chosen areas.

Our services

We listen to what our clients want to achieve and provide the solutions in an easy to understand manner, even if the mechanics are complicated. We deal with all types of work but have specialist permissions and expertise in areas such as pension transfers and retirement planning. Ours is a very personal service and although we employ technology to help our research and analysis we present the results face to face in a comprehensive way.

Where to find us
Head office address: 42a Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1XU
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
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
Response rating
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 21st September 2020

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