Sussex Independent Financial Advisers Limited

Independent Financial Adviser  Downford House, Hailsham, East sussex, BN27 1AE
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Chartered Financial Planners - Independent advice - We will advise and make recommendations for you after we have assessed your needs.
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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Bad credit
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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 commercial property
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Buying first home
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Buying overseas
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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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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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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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Large business
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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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EEA
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Rest of world
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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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Stockbroking services
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Sharia finance
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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
Robert Slaughter DipPFS
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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.

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

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.

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 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 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.

Karl Hopper-Young MSc CMgr FPFS CFPCM FCMI AIFP FinstLM FIDM FinstSMM CeRGI CeLTM CeRER Comb Cert Couns FCIM Adv CeMAP CeRCC CSP FIC
Chartered Financial Planner / Certified Financial Planner / Chartered Marketer / Operations and Compliance Director

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 allows mortgage professionals to become qualified in more specialist areas such as supervising in a regulated environment, alternative residential learning and customer care.

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.

To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 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 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, understanding and application of the different types of long-term care insurance.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the general insurance environment, its products and the manner in which the industry is regulated.

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

Associate members are those who have gone on to secure more advanced qualifications by completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance or its predecessor the Associateship. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and practical implications of the Treating Customers Fairly initiative.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
About us

The Company provides sound independent financial and investment advice and guidance in all areas of financial planning.The Company was formed at the beginning of 1998 and has developed its services considerably as well as the areas it is able to advise on. In April 2002 the Company sought and successfully obtained direct authorisation from the industry regulator the Financial Services Authority. In December 2005 the Company achieved ISO 9001 accreditation. The Company achieved Chartered Financial Planning status in June 2007. In November 2012 the Company met the requirements of BS 8577:2012 Framework for Financial Advice and Planning Services.

Our services

We offer a full financial planning service on all aspects of business and personal tax planning, particularly, Wealth Management – Investment Strategy, Implementation and Management, Pensions Advice, Simplification and Consolidation, Retirement Solutions and Planning, Protection such as Health, Life Assurance / Critical Illness, Tax Planning, Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning, Mortgage Advice, Equity Release & Long Term Care Planning.

Where to find us
Head office address: Downford House, 16 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
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Minimum pension value
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Minimum mortgage value
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Special offers
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Advice methods
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Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 25th May 2020

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