Client guides

Business Succession Planning

If you are a business owner, business succession planning and insurance is important. It is simply the process of planning for what you want to happen if you (or your co-owner, if you have one) were to die or fall seriously ill.

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Investing for children

Most parents want to help their children financially, whether it is making sure there is enough money for their education or helping them to buy a property. An early objective may well be to help children understand the value and importance of money.

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Investing tax efficiently

The taxation of investments has never been a simple matter. In recent years it has become more complex as successive governments have chosen to tax different sources of investment income in different ways, mostly with the aim of adding to the Exchequer’s coffers.

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Investment Planning Asset Allocation

Investment planning is now more of a science than an art. Technology, everincreasing investment opportunities and stricter regulation have all encouraged a more scientific approach. But has your investment strategy kept pace?

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Pensions tax planning for high earners

If you feel you’re paying more and more tax, you are not alone. More than one in seven of income tax payers are taxed at the higher or additional rate, but they pay about two thirds of all income tax.

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Saving for retirement

Retirement is something most of us look forward to − particularly on a Monday morning. However, those thoughts are often little more than a whimsical cocktail of not having to work and prolonged holidays. The reality could be rather different, particularly if your retirement date is some way off.

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Taking income at retirement

There comes a time when you stop working for your money and put your money to work for you. For most people, that is retirement. The decisions you make then could have repercussions for the rest of your life, and in recent years, there have been some major changes to the retirement choices you can make with your pensions. That retirement could turn out to last considerably longer than you think, as the table below shows.

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Taxation of Property

Becoming a landlord is an attractive proposition for anyone who can raise a deposit, thanks to a prolonged period of low borrowing costs and generally rising property values. Whilst interest rates have finally started to rise, it is not surprising it is still such an appealing option.

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You and yours estate planning

Estate planning is usually not a subject that attracts immediate attention. It requires you to consider what will happen when your life is over, hardly something most of us rush to contemplate. Consequently, estate planning often becomes, and all too often remains, a do-it-tomorrow task. Then it could suddenly become all important... or it might be too late. After all, accidents do happen.

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What do our clients say?

  • Thank you Paul for visiting my home recently for a dig through our various life insurance policies.

    I left my wife to run the meet and greet and she was very impressed with Paul's analytical approach, obvious knowledge and professional yet friendly manner.

    We were very happy that Paul was able to advise us on a type of cover we should be looking for and presented us with option on policies that were much more useful and with much cheaper premiums. Paul even made the form filling as simple as possible and for that we are grateful.

    The Gibsons

  • I was extremely pleased with Iain Parkhouse’s service and have no hesitation in recommending and referring his services. If you have not spoken to him recently, I would strongly suggest arranging a review with him.

    Denni Jackson, Sales & Marketing Director, Drifters Travel

  • I have known Iain Whitechurch for over 10 years now and he always provided me with expert advice on my investments and mortgages. He is a true expert in his field. Iain’s knowledge and experience is backed by his pleasant and professional approach. Iain always listens, he understands well what I am trying to achieve and he works in a very timely and efficient manner. Nothing is too much trouble for Iain. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services and indeed I have to a number of my friends.

    R Thompson, M.D. London

  • Iain has spent quality time with me to understand my situation, my preferences, and my approach to investments. He has a great way of explaining things, and de-mystifying the most complex of matters and distilling it into something very easy to comprehend so that you can make informed decisions over your own financial affairs. Whatever your level of understanding and financial experience, he will adjust his approach and tailor it to suit your individual needs, taking time to be sure you are fully up to speed with whatever you are reviewing. Having worked with a number of IFAs in the past, I now feel totally at ease and confident working with Iain on an ongoing and regular basis to navigate the minefield of professional financial advice and financial services.

    S Khadka-Lowe, Director. Cobham

  • For almost 20 years I have used the services and advice from Iain Whitechurch, the services offered included, mortgages and re-mortgages, children’s saving plans and pensions in the main.

    The advice was always given at a level that was understandable and appropriate for my financial situation at the various times though out the last 20 years, which due to unforeseen circumstances has been ever changing.

    Along with the expert advice and service Iain has become an integral part in my financial future plans and decisions. He has also offered this same advice to my now adult children as they have always known him and trust his ability and advice. I have no reservations about recommending his services to family and friends, his friendly yet professional approach make dealing with financial decisions a less stressful experience.

    A Scutt, Specialist Nurse Manager, Copthorne

  • Every quarter I get information on how my investments are performing in relation to other investments in the portfolio in addition I can look up on the web to see how my interments are performing in their own right on a daily basis. Thanks to Felix I now have greater confidence in my financial future and I look forward to doing more business with him in the not too distant future.

    Calum Shaw

  • Gerard is a highly professional and knowledgeable financial adviser who I would unquestioningly recommend to anyone for advice and help. Picture him as an intrepid jungle guide, cutting a swathe through an otherwise thick, uninviting and seemingly tangled financial world and you won’t go far wrong. He’s helped my wife and I for a number of years and remains our go to adviser.

    Andy Cutbill, Co-Founder of Mr Bridger, ECD at ?What If! Innovation Partners

  • Having used Brian’s services on several occasions for myself, my friends and various colleagues I declare myself a great admirer of his professionalism and knowledge. And an all-round nice guy! If you are looking for an IFA – look no further, you’ve found the best one.

    Dallas Van Renselar

  • Iain is an honest guy who cares about the service he provides to his clients. His advice is always clear & well thought through.

    Stuart Gilbert

  • I gladly recommend Iain for his work as a financial adviser for me and for many other people I know within our network of friends and business colleagues. Above all, his knowledge of what is available and his expert opinion and advice has been, and continues to be completely reliable. I believe Iain delivers top quality as a person and within his business.

    Gerry Boniface, Sales Leader

  • I have known Iain Whitechurch for over 10 years now and he always provided me with expert advice on my investments and mortgages. He is a true expert in his field. Iain’s an expert in his field. His knowledge and experience is backed up by his pleasant and professional approach. Iain always listens, he understands well what I am trying to achieve and he works in a very timely and efficient manner. Nothing is too much trouble for Iain. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his service and indeed I have to a number of my friends.

    R Thompson

  • I first hired Felix in April 2011 to arrange my critical illness cover. Now I am notoriously hard to pin down to arrange stuff like this due to my constant work load. Felix was totally understanding of this and his incredible perseverance with me resulted in finally securing an excellent policy for me in March 2012. Felix visited me at my workshop on a number of occasions to gain all the relevant information that he needed. I cannot thank Felix enough for his hard work and patience and will be glad to recommend him in the future. And he makes a damn fine cup of tea as well!

    Richard Wallage

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