Financial planning

At Thomson Tyndall, financial planning involves identifying a client’s financial objectives and developing a bespoke, impartial plan based on each client’s specific needs.

We invest time to understand your priorities, whether this is to secure a specified income, general tax planning, to pass assets on to the next generation, save for a special event or provide for a prosperous retirement.

Once discussed and agreed, we create a dynamic plan which is regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect changing individual circumstances, market conditions and opportunities.

Our clients seek our advice on several areas including:

Addressing financial vulnerability

  • Life and critical illness insurance
  • Income protection cover
  • Establishing an emergency reserve fund

Saving enough for retirement

  • Pension Saving
  • ISAs, LISAs, and Investment Bonds
  • Tax incentivised savings such as VCTs and EISs
  • Pension consolidation and retirement planning
  • Retirement income options and pension drawdown
  • Lifetime allowance and annual allowance calculation and mitigation

Passing on wealth to the next generation

  • Estate and inheritance tax planning
  • Lifetime gifts and philanthropic giving
  • Trusts, Junior ISAs, and pensions for children and grandchildren

Home Finance

  • Mortgages: Residential / Re-mortgage / Buy to Let
  • Equity Release (generally as part of IHT planning)

It is tempting these days to think that we can do most things by ourselves, with a little help from the internet. But the benefits of working with a financial adviser should not be underestimated – an industry-wide study* found that advisers can add value of around 3% pa by recommending a suitable asset allocation and cost-effective investments, making good use of tax wrappers and allowances, and helping clients to remain disciplined at times of heightened market uncertainty.

Tom King, Investment Manager

*Source: ‘Vanguard (2015) Adviser’s Alpha’

Thoughtfully coordinating the use of appropriate tax wrappers with suitable investment strategies is the next part of the process.

Should you wish to get in touch and organise a first meeting to discuss your financial needs and goals, please contact us by telephone on +44(0)20 7100 3667 or by email at

The value of investments may fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you put in. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax advice, estate planning, wills or trusts.  

VCTs (Venture Capital Trusts) and EIS (Enterprise Investment Schemes) are very high-risk investments and you may lose your capital. The tax treatment of these investments depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in future. These products are not suited to everyone and individual advice should be sought before investing.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

The Financial Conduct Authority do not regulate some types of Buy to Let mortgages.

Using equity in your home will affect the amount you are able to leave as an inheritance. Any means tested state benefits (both current and future) may be affected by any equity released.