About Us

Welcome to the family

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.

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Meet the team

Darren Lloyd Thomas FPFS MCSI

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), CISI Vulnerable Customers 2021.

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.

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Lisa Thomas

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.

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Katy Caine DIP PFS BA (HONS.)

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), Social Investment ACT Qualification (Worthstone 2020), CISI Vulnerable Customers 2022.

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.

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Bethan James

Financial Analyst

R01 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics

R05 (Financial Protection)

CISI Vulnerable Customers 2021.

We were delighted to tempt Bethan to join the T&T team. Bethan is a highly organised individual with a career history in providing first class administration support and analysis. Bethan works alongside Darren and Katy, concentrating on performance data and report analysis. Her attention to detail and efficiency really helps us to maintain our award winning client service.

Bethan is currently studying the CISI Diploma in Paraplanning

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Carys Thomas

Administration Assistant

Keeping it in the family is important to us at Thomas and Thomas. Carys started her role at the firm as our film star!

Carys now covers school holiday shifts at the firm and she has proven to be particularly adept at preparing client valuations, ISA work, fee maintenance and her speciality – preparing for the legendary Thomas and Thomas annual client masterclass.

If you are lucky enough to get Carys when you call up, make sure you ask for her recipe for lemon drizzle cake – it is (as the young people say) ‘epic’.


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