At Thomas and Thomas finance, we believe in starting with the most important person – YOU! Sadly, so many financial institutions seem to try and make you fit their solutions. We are different. Our commitment, as an IFA, is to offer you a financial advice experience like no other you have ever received. We take pride in knowing far more about our clients financial goals and dreams than any one else they have ever dealt with.Our services
Chartered and Certified Financial Planner
Cefa 1, Cefa 2, Cefa 3, J11 (Platform Paper), J10 (Discretionary Investment Management), Cemap, R04 (Retirement Planning), J06 (Investment Principles and Portfolio Management), CF2 (Investment and Risk), H15 (Financial Services Supervision), G10 (Taxation and Trusts), G20 (Advanced Investments), CF8 (Long Term Care Planning), ER1 (Equity Release), RO1 (Regulation & Ethics), The Certified Financial Planner paper issued by the Institute of Financial Planners April 08, Investment Management Certificate Part 1, R05 (Financial Protection) R03 (Personal Taxation), Granted Chartered Financial Planning status in June 2012, Granted Fellow status November 2015, Social Investment ACT Qualification (Worthstone 2018).
Darren has twenty years of qualified experience in financial services and has worked for major banking institutions and a high net worth niche IFA. He has contributed to many articles over that time in various newspapers and journals and believes passionately in bringing the status of a true independent adviser up to that of the specialist lawyer or accountant.
Governance and Audit
Investment Management Certificate Part 2, Cefa 1, Cefa 2, Cefa 3, Cemap, MAQ Mortgage paper, Advanced Cemap Certificate in Commercial mortgages (cecm).
Lisa has worked for a major high street Bank and also a Life Assurance company as a financial adviser and mortgage adviser. Lisa has also worked for the Local Authority Audit department and the Clinical Governance section of the NHS. Her organizational skills and administrative abilities are part of the reason that our clients are so well looked after.
Client Account Manager
R01 (Regulations and Ethics), R02 (Investment Principles and Risk), R03 (Personal Taxation), R04 (Pensions and Retirement Planning), R05 (Financial Protection) R06 (Financial Planning Practise)
Katy joined the team in 2014 with a Degree from Cardiff University and experience working at a mortgage practise. Katy is a fully qualified financial planner and is well regarded within our profession as being a leading light for female financial planners. She is passionate about socially responsible investment and offers our clients a caring and extremely knowledgeable financial planning service.
Trainee Financial Planner
R01 (Regulations and Ethics), R02 (Investment Principles and Risk), R03 (Personal Taxation), R04 (Pensions and Retirement Planning), R05 (Financial Protection)
Emma joined us in 2017 with a first class honours degree from the University of Wales Trinity St Davids in Business Management and Finance. She previously worked in retail management and her first language is Welsh.
She joined Thomas and Thomas as a Trainee Financial Planner which means she is currently working through the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Financial Planning whilst also sitting in with Darren on his client meetings.
Emma has quickly become a very welcome addition to our team and we have high hopes for her future professional financial planning career.
External Compliance Advisers
We pay Simply Biz a monthly fee to regularly update us on regulatory changes and to externally audit our firm. This service is not cheap, but we find their technical support and guidance to be of critical importance in running a leading financial practice such as Thomas and Thomas