Simon Blackman, Independent Financial Adviser

Independent Financial Adviser  53 Rymer Road, Croydon, Greater london, CR0 1UQ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We specialise in Pensions and the new Pension Freedoms, Investments and Mortgages. Our first meeting is free.
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 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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Next home / Remortgaging
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Right to buy
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Self-employed mortgages
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Wealth management
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ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
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Investing for income
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OEICs
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Unit trusts
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Lump sum
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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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Estate planning
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020
Meet our advisers
Simon Blackman DipFA
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 examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

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 qualification assesses the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with various types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage 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 develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

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

What our clients say
Simon has all the characteristics that make a great IFA. Friendly and knowledgeable, with an excellent understanding of the marketplace, he was able to listen to my particular circumstances and provide me with a mortgage that I truly believe to be the best I could have got. His communication is first class, and whether its by phone text or email it was great to know that he was on hand through the process of remortgaging. It is hard to think of anything that Simon could do better, I can honestly say I had a first class experience, and my expectations were not just met, they were exceeded.
Stuart W..., Croydon
Simon communicates well and responds swiftly. He quickly grasped the outcomes we required from our financial planning and offered excellent solutions which have benefitted us enormously . He's easy to deal with and popped round to the house to discuss our requirements . Thoroughly recommend his service.
William F....., South London
I have known Simon as my financial advisor for more than 6 years. I have always found him to be helpful and have complete confidence in his advise to guide me through the minefield of finance. He is approachable and listens to your concerns and needs and advises appropriately. He is like "my security blanket" I know if I have a financial problem he is there for me.
Sue W......, Croydon
About us

I work at Hearnden Associates, and offer independent financial advice sourced from the entire marketplace that is tailored to the needs of each and every client.


Hearnden Associates was founded in 2000 by Cath and Paul Hearnden and Stuart Inman and has since grown into a thriving and successful business with a large client base. Every client has different needs and circumstances and we make it our responsibility to meet these requirements.


We can begin by creating a general financial profile to establish your needs and priorities or we can look specifically at the area of your finances that needs addressing.

Being fully independent, I work for you as I will look at the whole of the market to give you the very best advice. I can meet with you either at your home, place of work or anywhere else convenient for you, or you can meet me at our offices.

I cover all areas of Financial Planning, but specialise in:


- Retirement and Pension Planning


- Investments Planning


- Inheritance Tax and Estate planning


- Mortgages


- Life Cover and Protection.


Please drop me an email or give me a call.

Our services

Our first meeting is free, with absolutely no obligations, as it gives me the chance to work out ways I can help you, and helps you decide if you would like to engage me as your Financial Adviser.
Being fully independent, I work for you as I am not tied to any one company and will look at the whole of the market to give you the very best advice.
I have been advising clients for over 20 years and I pride myself in building long term relationships with all my clients and offering clear, easy to understand, financial advice.

Where to find us
Head office address: 53 Rymer Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1UQ
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£20,000
Minimum pension value
£20,000
Minimum mortgage value
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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
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020

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