Seabrook Clark Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser  The Greenkeepers Cottage, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7AE
First meeting at adviser's own cost
As Chartered Financial Planners, we specialise in pensions and income drawdown, investing for income, tax mitigation and estate planning.
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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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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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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Corporate pension
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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 19th October 2020
Meet our advisers
Matthew Clark BA (Hons) FPFS TEP LLA
Director and 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 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.

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.

This qualification assessed a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.

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 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 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 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, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

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

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.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner Later Life Accredited Adviser
What our clients say
Matthew Clark and the entire Seabrook Clark team are a real pleasure to work with. Matthew’s personal attention, always listening to our needs and concerns and acting on them in a financially strategic way, has been excellent and we have no hesitation in recommending him and the carefully chosen employees he has gathered around him. Matthew is someone who continually strives to improve his business and his own approach to it. We absolutely trust his honesty, integrity and ability and are delighted with his services.
Edwina Biucchi, London
We are continually impressed by the high standard of service, level of care and attention to detail which we receive from Matthew Clark and his team. We are very pleased with the advice he has given us over a period of years and we are relieved to have found someone with his level of expertise. It is reassuring to know that our finances are in safe and very capable hands. It is with this experience in mind that we feel qualfied to highly recommend him to others seeking financial advice.
Nigel Powis, East Devon
I would have no hesitation in recommending Matthew Clark and his team on any level. I feel happy with the way he understands how I would like my investment managed, therefore he can discern any changes he thinks I would like to make when the markets evolve.
Rebecca Beggs, Somerset
I have found Seabrook Clark very approachable, knowledgeable and would not hesitate to recommend them. Very professional.
James Black, East Devon
Excellent overall service from this hardworking team. Thank you from us both.
Jan Hewings, Near Newton Abbot, Devon
Wonderful team of experts under Matthew's leadership. Extremely happy with everything and long may it continue.
Bob Grave, Somerset
About us

Seabrook Clark are award-winning Chartered Financial Planners and Discretionary Fund Managers. We are a friendly face of financial planning, and pride ourselves on giving clients a unique experience. We are committed to providing a complete bespoke wealth management service built on a long-term relationship. This includes professional independent and trusted investment, pension and tax saving advice tailored to a client’s individual circumstances. At the leading edge of investment, pension and prudent tax planning, we provide an approachable and friendly service, drawing on the latest technology to ensure seamless communication and efficiency.

Our services

Independent fee-based advice is given or overseen by a Chartered Financial Planner to individuals and families. In addition to the full range of wealth management services, we specialise in pensions, pension consolidation and transfers, pension income drawdown, investing for income and capital preservation in retirement, tax mitigation using specialist investments such as EIS and estate planning. Our clients tend to be approaching retirement or retired and often seek advice regarding pension consolidation, pension income drawdown and investing for income, funding care fees, as well as how best to help children.

Where to find us
Head office address: The Greenkeepers Cottage, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7AE
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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    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 19th October 2020

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