The Private Office

Independent Financial Adviser  69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Independent, Chartered financial planning firm, as well as our normal face to face meeting we are offering online and telephone advice, in response to Coronavirus. We’re here to support you.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Defined benefit
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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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Equity release
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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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School fees planning
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Critical illness
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Income protection insurance
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Large business
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Life 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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Long term care
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021
Meet our advisers
MR David Dodgson APFS
Partner - Chartered Financial Planner

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 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. 

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 financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

This exam accesses understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
MR Edward Tudor FPFS
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.

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

MR Roger Clarke APFS
Partner - 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 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.

MR Alex Hatfield Dip PFS
Partner - Chartered Financial Planner

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 enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
MR Paul Saunders APFS
Senior Adviser - Chartered Financial Planner

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 enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
MR Jonathan Ritterband APFS
Partner - Chartered Financial Planner

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 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. 

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 financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

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

This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.

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 key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
MR Alex Kyprianou DipPFS
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 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 financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

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

This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits

MR Dean Mcsloy APFS
Partner

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

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 accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits

Ms Janet van der Hoven DipPFS
Independent Financial Adviser

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

MISS Kirsty Stone APFS
Adviser - Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Once my financial situation documented, my expectations considered, after several meetings, Julian and The Private Office came up with solutions for me to carefully consider. At our meetings advice was explained in detail. Having not taken my pension as yet, I feel I have chosen the correct path, that will benefit me .Investments are in the very early stages, but I feel confident that my best interests were considered. Having very little experience with financial advisers, I listened to a friend, and interviewed three different companies. I like the approach of The Private Office, their way of operating, the individual, genuine attention. I know I am only small fry, money wise, but I needed help making financial decisions, and so far I am happy with the outcome
Client, Dorset
TPO has a disciplined and robust approach to investing. They have performed very well for our family over a couple of decades and hit a sweet spot for our risk/return profile
Matt, London
About us

We are an award-winning, Chartered financial planning firm who have been delivering independent, tailored financial advice for over ten years.

Based in Leeds, London and Bath, we help clients across the UK with their financial planning needs.

Many of our expert team have worked together as colleagues for over 20 years, looking after private clients, families and owner-managed businesses.

As a client, you will benefit from our collective knowledge, resource, time and expertise, while still receiving the unrestricted, personalised service from your dedicated adviser.

Our advice is, and always has been fully independent; we work for you, not a product provider, meaning we can be unbiased and sit on ‘your side of the table’.

We work in partnership with all of our clients to shape our approach to your circumstances and needs – it’s a fully tailored, transparent service built around you.

Our services

We work closely with you to build plans and stay on track through a process of regular consultation, refinement and restructuring where appropriate.

We can help you by:

1] Recommending how to manage your cash savings with access to the largest available savings data in the UK

2] Taking advantage of personal allowances where available

3] Defining and agreeing personal planning strategies

4] Managing pensions, inheritance, estate planning and investments to meet your goals

5] Accessing investment solutions and enabling cost-effective implementation

6] Rebalancing and reviewing portfolios to match your evolving objectives

7] Explaining market cycles and assisting investment decisions

Where to find us
Head office address: 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£100,000
Minimum pension value
£100,000
Minimum mortgage value
£125,000
Special offers
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Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
9.5/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 14th June 2021

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