Richstone Park Financial Planning Ltd.

Independent Financial Adviser  The Atkins Building, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1QU
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We offer unbiased and unrestricted independent financial advice. We consider products from all firms across the whole of the market.
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 to let
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Buying first home
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Mortgage protection
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Next home / Remortgaging
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Right to buy
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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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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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Small business
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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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 13th September 2021
Meet our advisers
Darren Hopkins
Director & 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.

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 assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with packaged products (pensions, protection and savings and investments) and the giving of investment advice. Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS) qualifications are subject to a separate grading with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) - www.scqf.org.uk

This qualification assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of pension transfer options available and their implications, including income options, legislation and regulations impacting pension transfers, transitional issues as a result of different forms of protection, and the relationship between pension returns and options and investment and capital risk.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner
Rash Chauhan
Independent Financial Adviser

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the principles of equity release, the different types of schemes available and the circumstances where equity release is an appropriate solution for the customer.

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.

The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner
Mark Stanhope
Independent Financial Adviser

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

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 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.

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 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 qualification assess a knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services environment, UK Financial Services and Regulation, the principles of investment, investment products, financial protection, retirement planning and investment advice knowledge.

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.

This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.

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

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 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.

What our clients say
Practical, sound, assured and reasoned advice. All my choices were clearly explained and I knew the advice given was to ensure my best interests. I knew how important it was to get the best advice and guidance when sorting out my pension, and I knew it was in safe hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren to any of my friends and family.
Jessica, Cosby
I'd not seen my previous advisor for a couple of years, I needed better service! Darren took the time to review my Pension needs, he explained what I already had and ways that it could be improved based upon my individual profile and needs. I've now completed the transfer to Richstone Park and even have my own login to check the performance of my investments! I would whole heartedly recommend Darren if you need advice.
Steve, Hinckley
A friend recommended I get in touch with Darren after he had helped with her investments. So glad I did Darren was really professional and knowledgeable, explained all my options and helped me select investments that best suited my needs. I would not hesitate in recommending Darren to family and friends.
Sandra, Nuneaton
Having dealt with Darren over many years. He is very knowledgeable and portrays complex financial information in a simple and straightforward format which makes it easy to understand. I would highly recommend his services.
Alex, Melton Mowbray
Good sound advice finally from an advisor I felt comfortable with and I have recommended Darren to both friends and family.
Maggie, Broughton Astley
Excellent customer service, everything was explained to great details so I could understand and I would be more than happy to recommend your pension services to my friends and family. Thank you
Kelly, Hinckley
Darren is extremely professional and helpful. He really does look after your needs after taking the time to understand your individual requirements. I would be very happy to recommend Darren to my family and friends. Darren really does look to build long term relationships with clients. Great Job.
Martin, Birmingham
I've used Darren for a very long time. He looks after my business finances and my personal finances. When I met Darren he gathered all my pensions together into a single pot and it has seen significant growth well beyond my expectations. A decent guy who knows his stuff, well worth using Darren to invest your money.
Paul, Coventry
About us

We firmly believe that planning for a secure future, be it for yourself, your family, or your business, is one of the most important steps you will ever take. We appreciate that your financial situation is unique, and therefore if financial advice is to be truly valuable it must be based on a comprehensive and detailed overview of your financial circumstances. However, unless your plans are acted upon and regularly reviewed, changes in your circumstances or the effects of inflation may erode their value. As Independent Financial Adviser's we can provide you with a personal wealth management service designed to meet your short and long-term needs. We can help you reach your financial goals by offering you the appropriate advice and guidance now, and by ensuring that any plans put in place remain effective in the future no matter how your circumstances change.

Our services

Extensive Knowledge in:

- Pensions including Auto-Enrolment
- Investment Advice
- Wealth Management
- Retirement Planning
- Family Protection
- Business Protection
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Long Term Care
- Mortgages
- Wills and Property Trusts

Where to find us
Head office address: The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1QU
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£51,000
Minimum pension value
£51,000
Minimum mortgage value
£251,000
Special offers
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Offers terms
Advice methods
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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
9.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 13th September 2021

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