01444 449200 07919 103157 julie.parks@financeplanning.co.uk

ABOUT US

At Finance Planning Independent we have one goal in mind – to give you the financial advice you need and complete peace of mind that your finances are in the best possible place to match your individual circumstances both now and in the future

We do this by providing expert financial advice and building a financial plan which is tailored to fit your circumstances, focusing on your needs today, future goals and aspirations.

Our advice covers the full range of financial areas, including retirement planning, protection and insurance, building an effective investment portfolio, long-term care planning, and mortgages to name just a few. We can provide a full holistic advice service or simply help you with just part of your financial planning – the choice is yours.

Contact information

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be delighted to help you.

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MY SERVICES

Julie Parks is a highly qualified and experienced financial adviser who genuinely cares about putting you into a better financial position, both now and in the future.

MY APPROACH

My approach is to provide you with advice on how your financial plans can meet your aspirations. I want you to rest assured knowing that you’re in safe hands.

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If you are looking to further your career as a self-employed financial adviser where you can have the support of a national business but with your own autonomy, then we would love to talk with you.

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MY SERVICES

As an independent financial adviser my job is to make sure you have the financial plan you need to help you achieve your goals and aspirations, and the right products to match that plan.

However, before we even think about making any recommendations, we conduct a thorough fact find to ensure we understand your current circumstances and goals for the future. Then, and only then, do we put together a plan of action which is designed to help achieve your objectives and provide you with peace of mind. It may be a cliché, but our service is totally about what’s best for you, not us. These are some of the areas that we can help you with…

Retirement planning

Retirement should be a time to enjoy ourselves, not to worry about money, so our retirement planning service aims to help you do just that. Whether your retirement is some way off in the future and you need to set up a pension, you are approaching retirement, or indeed are already there, we can review your existing arrangements, identify any gaps and ensure your pension plans really do add up to the type of retirement you want. We offer a range of services to help you meet your investment and/or retirement objectives. We provide independent investment advice which we will discuss with you as described in our important information about our services document.

With the newfound freedom now available to retirees, that means giving you access to your pension pot when you retire, we’ll help you make the right choices so that you don’t end up in a difficult position later. You see, retirement planning is one of our expert subjects.

As part of our service, we’ll talk you through all your options, including the support available to you from the State, so that you take full advantage of any financial benefits which are available to you.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

NOTE: A pension is a long-term investment and the fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.

Wealth Management

Deciding how best to invest your money can be daunting, with so many options available and so many uncertainties, how do you choose what’s right for you?

Our job is to eliminate as much of that uncertainty as possible and to work with you to identify the most appropriate way for you to achieve your financial goals.

The Finance Planning Wealth Management advice process is designed with that in mind. It creates a framework for us to discuss your needs and expectations, to assess and agree your attitude to risk and then to build and manage an investment portfolio to match.

By working through a series of logical steps, you will gain a better understanding of the reasoning behind our recommendations and confidence in the resulting choice of investments.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

NOTE: A pension is a long-term investment and the fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation, are subject to change.

Inheritance tax planning

Our inheritance tax planning service is designed to keep your hard earned money in the family and help avoid your loved ones having to pay a hefty tax on any inheritance you leave them. Through careful planning that’s tailored to your individual needs, you can mitigate inheritance tax, or avoid it altogether, by arranging investments into trust, using life policies, changing your will, as well as through other different methods.

It’s worth saying at this point that when calculating your estate, it includes your house, car, savings, valuables etc., so please don’t fall into the trap of thinking it doesn’t affect you.

When you consider that anything you leave your loved ones over the IHT allowance is charged at 40%, it is a lot of money for the tax man. The current allowance is £325,000 for 2018/19 tax year. Additionally, a main residence nil rate band of £125,000 where a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant (increases to £150,000 in 2019–20 and £175,000 in 2020–2021).

We’ll explain all this to you and help you minimise the financial impact on your loved ones.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY DOES NOT REGULATE WILL WRITING, INHERITANCE TAX PLANNING AND TRUSTS.

INFORMATION IS BASED ON OUR CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF TAXATION LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS. ANY LEVELS AND BASES OF, AND RELIEFS FROM TAXATION, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

TAX TREATMENT IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

Equity Release

Equity release refers to a range of products that let you access the equity (cash) tied up in your home if you are typically over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both.

There are two equity release options:

Lifetime mortgage: you take out a mortgage secured on your property provided it is your main residence, while retaining ownership. You can choose to ring-fence some of the value of your property as an inheritance for your family. You can choose to make repayments or let the interest roll-up. The loan amount and any accrued interest is paid back when you die or when you move into long-term care.

Home reversion: you sell part, or all, of your home to a home reversion provider in return for a lump sum or regular payments. You have the right to continue living in the property until you die, or go into residential care, but you have to agree to maintain and insure it. You can ring-fence a percentage of your property for later use, possibly for inheritance. The percentage you retain will always remain the same regardless of the change in property values, unless you decide to take further cash releases. At the end of the plan your property is sold and the sale proceeds are shared according to the remaining proportions of ownership.

There are other alternative to Equity Release which would also need to be considered such as raising finance from local authority or other available grants; trading down or even selling the property and renting.

There are plenty of things to consider before releasing equity from your home as you will be reducing the amount of inheritance available for your family, so before taking a big step talk to us. We can help ensure you understand all the implications of this decision and make sure your future is as comfortable as possible with the best equity release products to meet your needs.

It is advised that customers seek Independent Legal advice before entering into a legally binding equity release contract.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

NOTE: Equity Release may require a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan. To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration.

TAX TREATMENT IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY DOES NOT REGULATE INHERITANCE TAX PLANNING.

Building an effective investment portfolio

If you’re looking to invest for the future then we can help put together an investment portfolio that meets your objectives.

Whether you like to take risks with the aim to generate higher returns, or you don’t like to take risks but still like the idea of getting better returns from your money than what’s available via traditional savings accounts, we’ll recommend the most suitable investment solutions for you.

This could include investment bonds, unit trusts or even the latest WRAP and asset management systems that put together and manage a range of different funds that all work together to meet your needs. It goes without saying that we’ll help you make the most of any tax allowances that are available, such as the New Individual Savings Accounts (NISAs) which enable you to shelter some of your savings from the taxman.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

THE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS AND INCOME FROM THEN CAN GO DOWN. YOU MAY NOT GET BACK THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT INVESTED.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE.

TAX TREATMENT IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation, are subject to change.

Financial advice for your business

The most valuable asset to any business is its people, without them, a company’s survival can be at serious risk. Through a range of Business Protection options, Key Person Cover, Share & Partnership Protection and Relevant Life Cover, we can help you find the solution that’s right for your business.

*Business Protection
How would you cope with the sudden death, long term disability or even short term illness or your key people?

*Key Person Cover
What would happen to your business if a key person was unable to work for a period of time due to illness or injury? Would the company suffer a loss of profits? Would you have to recruit and pay a temporary replacement? Would you be able to meet contracts or obtain new business?

*Share & Partnership Protection
Share & Partnership Protection is a life insurance taken out on the lives of partners or shareholding directors to ensure that a lump sum is available on death, so that the surviving directors or partners have capital to buy the shares back from the deceased’s estate.

**Pension Auto Enrolment is hot on the agenda right now so if you run a business that employs staff, we can help you set up and run an employee pension scheme that meets the stringent requirements of The Pensions Regulator and which fits the specific needs of your business.

Businesses require specialist financial advice such as making sure key people are protected in case of illness or death, help getting a group pension scheme set up, or group protection cover for your staff. We can provide the financial advice you need to make sure you have the right products for your business.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

*THE PLAN WILL HAVE NO CASH IN VALUE AT ANY TIME AND WILL CEASE AT THE END OF THE TERM. IF PREMIUMS ARE NOT MAINTAINED, THEN COVER WILL LAPSE.

*THE POLICY MAY NOT COVER ALL THE DEFINITIONS OF A CRITICAL ILLNESS. FOR DEFINITIONS PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY FEATURES AND POLICY DOCUMENT.

**THE PENSION REGULATOR IS THE STATUTORY REGULATOR FOR WORKPLACE PENSIONS.

**AUTO ENROLMENT IS NOT REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY.

Taxation planning

There are numerous ways that you can make the most of the tax allowances available and keep your money away from the tax man. With our expertise, we can review your situation and plans, and then put together an effective plan to help you make the most of the opportunities available. When you consider the additional 45% income tax, 28% capital gains tax for higher rate tax payers and even 40% inheritance tax, there is lot to be gained by getting expert help.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

NOTE: The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate inheritance tax planning or taxation advice.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation, are subject to change.

Mortgages

A mortgage is probably the largest commitment you are likely to make, so we can help make sure you get the right one for your needs and ensure you don’t pay over the odds. We offer a comprehensive range of mortgage products from across the market for first charge only, we are able to provide advice to ensure you get the right mortgage solution for your needs and circumstances.

We offer a comprehensive range of mortgage products from across the market for first charge mortgages only. We do not offer deals that you can only obtain by going direct to a lender.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

A mortgage is a loan secured against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it. 

For those seeking to increase their existing borrowing, alternative finance options may be available and more appropriate for your needs. For example, a further advance from your existing lender or an unsecured loan (e.g. a personal loan). For those seeking a ‘Retirement Interest Only Mortgage’ a ‘Lifetime Mortgage’ may be available and more appropriate for your needs.

Typically we don’t charge fees for mortgage advice, but would receive commission from the mortgage lender. Alternatively if you did choose to pay a fee, then this would be £499.

If you choose to proceed with our recommendation and the mortgage goes ahead, we will also be paid commission from the lender for arranging the mortgage on your behalf. The amount of commission we receive varies from lender to lender.

Long-term care planning

Whether you are planning your own provision, acting as attorney, or assisting a family member with funding care fees, the process of funding suitable cover at home or considering a care home can be extremely daunting.

Helping a loved one come to terms with the thought of long-term care can be very difficult in itself but this stress can be made much worse when it comes to ensuring care costs can be met.

As financial advisers, we can help you by:

  • Listening to your individual needs and helping to determine your priorities
  • Providing advice and assistance regarding eligibility for NHS and state benefits
  • Providing advice and recommendations on financial aspects of paying for care
  • Addressing any IHT mitigation
  • Providing support and information to everyone involved in the planning process

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

TAX TREATMENT IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY DOES NOT REGULATE INHERITANCE TAX PLANNING.

Insurance & protection

We know protection and insurance isn’t an easy subject to think about. However, once sorted, insurance and protection is designed to give you peace of mind that you will have financial protection against unfortunate things that life could throw at you. Having the right cover could be the best investment you make.

There’s a wide range of different types of insurance and protection available. This includes life cover which pays a lump sum to your loved ones should you die, critical illness cover which pays you a lump sum if you’re diagnosed with certain critical illnesses, policies which will pay you an income if you’re unable to work due to an accident or sickness, and home insurance which is designed to protect your home and its contents.

As part of our service we can assess your individual circumstances and make sure you have the right cover for your individual needs, giving you peace of mind about the future.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

THE PLAN WILL HAVE NO CASH IN VALUE AT ANY TIME AND WILL CEASE AT THE END OF THE TERM. IF PREMIUMS ARE NOT MAINTAINED, THEN COVER WILL LAPSE.

THE POLICY MAY NOT COVER ALL THE DEFINITIONS OF A CRITICAL ILLNESS. FOR DEFINITIONS PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY FEATURES AND POLICY DOCUMENT.

WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT ME.

Julie was absolutely brilliant with my recent mortgage. It was completely hassle free and it has saved me £200 a month. Highly recommended.
First class service! Julie has so much knowledge of her business, she knows the best lenders for different lending and always manages to get the best possible rates.
I’ve always found Julie to be very knowledgeable and helpful, she really goes the extra mile to get her customers the mortgage they dream of when the banks say ‘no’. She can even get you a better rate with your existing lender!!
Julie was truly professional and always responded efficiently and extremely timely to my numerous emails and calls. She was not at all pushy but remained available to check the best products available to suit my requirements until I was ready to make a decision. I have already recommended her services to a friend.

my Approach - Advice With Peace Of Mind

I want you to rest assured knowing that you're in safe hands

I offer a range of services to help you meet your investment and retirement objectives. I provide independent advice, which means that my recommendations to you will be unbiased, unrestricted and based on a comprehensive and fair analysis of the market.

But, before I do anything, the first thing I will do is conduct a thorough fact find on your current financial circumstances, together with your aspirations for the future. We’ll then put together a plan providing you with our recommendations, which includes the products which are most suitable for your needs.

I will explain everything in plain English, including details of what our service will include and my charges, and I will create a personal report providing you with recommendations and a plan of action which is totally tailored to your needs. If you have any questions at all, or you want to involve a close friend or family member, you only have to ask.

We are part of the Tenet Group

Finance Planning are a part of the Tenet Group. You may not have heard of Tenet, but they are one of the largest adviser groups in the UK, providing a wide range of services that enable us to provide quality financial advice which meets the requirements our regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority.

Tenet is also ultimately responsible for the advice we provide, so you can rest assured knowing that our service and advice is endorsed by them.

You can also find out more about Tenet in our leaflet or by visiting their consumer website.

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What this means to you

Whether the advice is for you, or your business, you can rest assured that you will receive financial advice that is to your individual needs.

This includes:

  • Expert advice on your individual needs, including access to a range of investment, protection and pension products as necessary to meet your requirements
  • Agreeing with your adviser the frequency of meetings, as well as the type of information, reports, valuations, policy updates and market intelligence you require
  • Access to WRAP platforms and asset allocation tools which are designed to make sure you have products that perfectly match your appropriate to risk, capacity for loss and linked services which meet your needs.
  • A service agreement given at the outset which includes details of the service you will receive and our cost structure

How much does the advice cost?

Our charging structure is based on the level of service you require. Once we have an understanding of your current circumstances and objectives, we will advise the basis of our charges before any chargeable work is carried out. Fees may be subject to VAT and we will advise you whether or not this is the case.

Need Expert Financial Advice?

Our highly trained and qualified financial advisers can give you tailored financial advice that will give you peace of mind both now and in the future.

To find out more you can view our brochure or to arrange an initial meeting with Julie call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

if it’s mortgage advice you need, then our advisers can help find the right one for you.

A mortgage is probably the largest commitment you are likely to make, so we can help make sure you get the right one for your needs and ensure you don’t pay over the odds. We offer a comprehensive range of mortgage products from across the market for first charge only, we are able to provide advice to ensure you get the right mortgage solution for your needs and circumstances.

We offer a comprehensive range of mortgage products from across the market for first charge mortgages only. We do not offer deals that you can only obtain by going direct to a lender.

To arrange an initial meeting with me, please call me on 07919 103157 or 01444 449200.

A mortgage is a loan secured against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it. 

For those seeking to increase their existing borrowing, alternative finance options may be available and more appropriate for your needs. For example, a further advance from your existing lender, a second charge mortgage or an unsecured loan (e.g. a personal loan).

For establishing your needs, undertaking research and making a recommendation, we charge a fee of £295. Our fee becomes payable when we provide you with a recommendation(s).

If you choose to proceed with our recommendation and the mortgage goes ahead, we will also be paid commission from the lender for arranging the mortgage on your behalf. The amount of commission we receive varies from lender to lender.

FINANCE PLANNING WEALTH MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTERS

As part of our service we provide our clients with regular updates on what is happening in the financial markets, as well as topical updates which we think will be of interest.

Economic Review

Published at the beginning of each month, the Economic Review provides a straightforward overview of economic events and the markets over the previous month

Property Market Review

Our monthly Property Market Review provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future

Your Money

Each quarter we produce the Your Money newsletter. Articles cover key financial topics of the day including investment, savings, pensions, mortgages, protection & home insurance.

Julie Parks

Passionate about the right client outcome...

I have strong foundations in financial services, having spent 33 years working in the financial services industry. I am a member of Finance Planning Independent which is a trading style of Finance Planning Wealth Management, who support me in my role as a professional Advisor, ensuring my knowledge and qualifications are maintained to a high standard.
I specialise in Investments, Pensions, Protection; i.e. Life, Critical Illness and Income Protection as well as being able to advise on Mortgages from the whole of the market. I am experienced in providing support for a range of clients, recognising that your needs are specific and of paramount importance to you as an individual.

Join Me

If you are looking to further your career and increase your income potential as a self-employed financial adviser where you can have the support of a national business but with your own autonomy, then we would love to talk wth you. Due to our ongoing success we are looking to grow our business with potential opportunities across the UK.

Key benefits:

  • Be part of a growing team with a strong support infrastructure
  • Marketing support to develop lead opportunities
  • Support and backing from Tenet, including quality compliance support and business development solutions

Give us a call today

If would like a no obligation chat in the strictest of confidence to discuss these opportunities, please get in touch with Dean Aspinall on 07763 764460 or email

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