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Director & Chartered Financial Planner
Stuart has 25 years financial services experience.
He is a Chartered Financial Planner and is a Master Life Planner of the Kinder Institute of Financial Planning.
Get to know Stuart
When he’s not at work Stuart enjoys golf, football, spending time with his family, exercise and going to the theatre.
The, very important, small print
All UK based financial advisers are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and appear on their register.
If someone says to you that they are a financial adviser and they don’t appear on the FCA register it could be an early warning sign of a potential financial scam.
As well as appearing on the register, all financial advisers and planners should hold a valid Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). Issued by a body accredited by the FCA this proves that:
- The adviser complies with a code of ethics
- Holds the required qualifications for the advice they give
- Has completed appropriate ongoing development to ensure their knowledge and skills are kept up to date
Never take financial advice from anyone who doesn’t appear on the FCA register or hold a valid Statement of Professional Standing.
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Get to know Stuart
What’s your proudest moment so far in your financial services career?
“Becoming a master of Life planning via the Kinder institute, which puts a purpose to all of our planning for clients.”
What do you enjoy most about your work?
“Watching our clients lives change as a result of our advice.”
Why is financial planning so important?
“Without proper financial planning, too many people are too fearful of running out of money, that they don’t live the fullest life and end up with regrets.”
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I feel your overall service has been most helpful, comprehensive and in my best interest. You always give clear guidance to the reason behind things and have made sure I'm on the right track and I know you are always at the other end of the phone should I need any help. I'm very happy with the service you provide, and look forward to continuing on track for the future. Elizabeth Osborn - Birmingham
You advise us on the optimisation of savings, investments and pensions guided by a sensitive awareness of our attitude to risk i.e. good, sensible, professional advice on the options available and their hidden and often unsuspected complexities/opportunities. Similarly, provide sound guidance on inheritance and general financial planning based on astute and sympathetic appreciation of our family circumstances. Exhibit easy approachability and patient tolerance of the questions of the financial layman. You give us great confidence and peace of mind that we are receiving advice based on professional competence, genuine concern for client care and, most important of all, personal integrity. Ed & Margaret Swatman, Rolleston On Dove
I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and was impressed with your industry leading wealth management business. Thanks for sharing your feedback and the details of your wealth management process. Gregory J. Stark - MD at Russell Investments EMEA
I find your service exceptional and I was pleased that you took me on as one of your clients, I have no complaints to make as you are very informative at our meetings and explain everything in good detail, which makes it easier for me. Thanks for everything. Trevor Gallier - Walsall
Very clear explanations and patience with my ignorance/stupid questions. I feel much much more comfortable about my finances since using your services. Dr Una O’Sullivan - Egham
Over the past 22 years, I have worked with over 2,000 advisory teams in the UK, US and Canada. Most of these teams recognize their importance in helping clients achieve their financial vision. Those who are successful in serving this purpose create engaged clients and implement a referable service model. Common Sense Financial Planning’s ability to implement ranks among the best of those I have worked with. Steve Moore - President Moore Solutions