TFA Trusted Financial Advice

Independent Financial Adviser  TFA Trusted Financial Advice, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5JX
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Our professionally qualified advisers offer independent and un-biased financial and mortgage advice throughout the south and south west of England, ensuring that you receive the right product for your circumstances.
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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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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Buildings and contents
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Critical illness
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Healthcare
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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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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
9.2/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th July 2021
Meet our advisers
Mr Andy Burton
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 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 general insurance environment, its products and the manner in which the industry is regulated.

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 examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.

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

Mr Josh Marshall
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 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.

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

Mr Darren Bilkey
Chartered Financial Planner

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

This qualification assesses the understanding of the commercial and regulatory financial services environment, the role and legal obligations of regulated advisers and key concepts of risk and ethics.

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 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, 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 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 examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.

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

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 recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
Mr Paul Grey
Chartered Financial Planner

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

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to business.

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 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 taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 financial services industry including: regulation and ethics, personal taxation, investment principles and risk, pensions and retirement planning, financial protection

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

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of key elements of the mortgage process, specialist types of mortgage lending, challenges in the mortgage industry and the giving of mortgage advice.

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 the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

This exam accesses understanding of the features and risks of different securities, the structure and features of the securities market and relevant factors and considerations for appropriate investment recommendations.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Mr Graham Westhall
Chartered Financial Planner

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.

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 the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Mr Maurice Scant
Chartered Financial Planner

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.

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.

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.

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 examination assesses an understanding of group risks, including the operations of such schemes and their features and taxation.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime 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 the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

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 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 assesses a knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory position of home reversion plans and their place in the advice process.

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.

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.

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

Accreditations
Chartered Financial Planner
Mr Jack Stacey
Independent Financial Adviser

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 the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

Mr John Guthrie
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Mr Matin Josey
Independent Financial Adviser

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 the mortgage process and the principles of equity release.

Mr Richard Higman
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Mr Ron Connor
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Mr Phil Bevan
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Mr Gary Noot
Independent Financial Adviser

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

Mr Ben Nurse LLB(Hons), 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 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.

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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.

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.

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

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

About us

TFA Trusted Financial Advice is a trading style of Tom French & Associates which was established in 1997 & is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register 185513. We have a long history of providing sound financial and mortgage advice to individuals, families & businesses.

Our independence enables us to compare thousands of financial products to find the right product for you, we will then manage your application from start to finish.

We are proud of our client centric approach and we regularly ask our clients for feedback, all of which can be read on our website.

Our services

We take an holistic approach, fully assessing your circumstances to ensure that what is being proposed best meets your requirements.

We regularly advise on the following :

*️⃣ Savings and investments advice, whether orientated towards income, capital growth, or both.
*️⃣ Pension planning. Including guidance on accumulating pension savings cost-effectively. Plus, managing the withdrawal of funds in retirement in the most tax-efficient way.
*️⃣ Corporate risk management. Helping you plan to ensure the continuity of businesses in the event of the loss of key personnel.
*️⃣ Financial protection including life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection
*️⃣ Estate Planning including inheritance tax mitigation
*️⃣ Mortgage Advice including Equity Release

We understand finding the right adviser for your needs is crucial to achieving your financial goals. We have a wide range of advisers some of whom you can see above, all can be viewed on our website.

Where to find us
Head office address: TFA Trusted Financial Advice, Prudence House, Langage Business Park, Carclaze, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5JX
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£50,000
Minimum pension value
£50,000
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
Compliance

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Response rating
9.2/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 26th July 2021

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