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Independent Financial Advisers
Millhaven Independent Advice offers unbiased, qualified, financial advice to individuals and companies with our own philosophy.
The need for good financial planning is crucial for anyone wanting to create financial security for themselves, or their company, to ensure that they have structured their affairs correctly. The whole field of financial planning can seem endlessly complicated, especially when you add the tax and legal situations to the basic financial requirements that you may have, so why not let a qualified financial adviser help you to achieve your objectives. Completing a financial review will help you to see your overall circumstances, and talking it through with someone else can be of great help. Pensions can be a real issue that requires advice for example.
Going onto the internet to try to get a grasp of all aspects of financial planning, including savings, pensions, and investment planning, can be a help, but is it the whole answer. For example how many people write their life cover under trust? If you don't, then on death how much goes to the tax man? In a lot of cases around 40%! So you may have tried your best to do it your self, but in the end did you know enough about the subject? All in all it can be a nightmare! Remember, the internet and the information it provides does not make a qualified adviser, and sometimes a little knowledge can be a bit of a problem. Most life cover should be written under trust, so have you done yours under trust?
At Millhaven we listen to your needs and circumstances, and you current financial situation, and discuss with you the matters that are of interest to you, in a clear jargon free way, so as to be able to provide the correct, advice, and select the appropriate financial products, and investments, for you. We always try to provide you with a high level of service. And remember we are a qualified independent advisor firm, so you are not stuck with the products of one provider only, as no one provider is good at everything, so you need to use the whole market.
Sesame Research is part of Sesame Ltd, the largest independent distributor of financial and other insurance products in the UK.
Sesame Research is the only research provider in the UK to offer qualitative analysis on both products and investment funds, for regular savings and lump sum investments. This means that Millhaven Independent Advice receives insight and opinions of a team of experts as well as the nitty-gritty quantitative facts and figures that are so important. This enables Millhaven to provide quality investment advice to all, with a high level of service.
Access to big company research with large resorces, on subjects such as investments, pensions, protection, taxation and trusts, enables Millhaven to provide investment and savings funds and products, that are not only researched by the individual qualified IFA, but in much more depth by fully qualified researchers, and in that fact alone, this gives Millhaven, (of Reading), an advantage over a lot of other IFA's in the market place, that have to do all that work themselves!
For investments, Sesame Research will risk assess every investment fund, to make sure that when Millhaven advises clients, for advice, on, for example, stocks and shares ISA's, unit trusts and OEICS, that is exactly matches the clients attitude to risk, so that a portfolio of investments can be tailored to the needs of the client. This is most important, for the peace of mind of each client, as is very important to provide the very best investment advice to each and every client.
Millhaven Independent Advice of Reading, offers impartial financial advice, with financial reviews on:-
Life Assurance, (under trust where necessary), Critical Illness protection, Income Protection Insurance, health insurance. Protection plans for all.
Remember life cover comes in many forms, not just term assurance, how about convertible term assurance, or family income benefit (very cheap life cover), or even whole of life cover, (cheaper for the younger person)!
Investments, including ISA's, unit trusts, and OEICS for regular savings and also lump sums, and single premium investment bonds, (backed by the Sesame Research Department). Investment advice for all.
Pensions, pension schemes, and pension transfers (personal pensions only), Pension planning, retirement options. Stakeholder pensions for individuals, and companies with staff, general pension advice, the state pension, widows pensions..... and more!
Mortgages & re-mortgages. Mortgage solutions, and re mortgaging strategies.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
For mortgage advice you can choose how we are paid: pay a fee, usually 0.75% of the loan amount, or we can accept commission from the lender, or a combination of both.
Financial services in the round, tailored to meet your individual circumstance, which will be different from any other person!
Due to the size of the Sesame operation, Millhaven Independent Advice acts in association with recommneded specialist providers for the following financial advice:
Pension drawdown, (for the larger pension pot), and phased retirement, with full cash flow planning provided, with free review, and report, from a specialised firm, called Intelligent Pensions, who's consultants are qualified to the very highest standard in the UK. (highly recommended). They will provide expert specialist advice, for pension drawdown, and be able to guide you through the complex world of drawdown, so that you will be able to understand your situation in the round, without fuss or pressure. Please see the specialist page "Pension Drawdown" at the top of this page. Pensions can be very complicated, with legislation changing quite regularly, so some friendly advice may be of help here!
Occupational pension transferrs, done through Gateway Specialist Advice Services, the specialist Sesame advice service provider.
Equity release, done through Gateway, the specialist Sesame advice service provider.
Long term care, done through Gateway, the specialist Sesame advice service provider.
Limited buildings and contents cover (through Sesame Insure). They provide high quality cover with cheap insurance quotes.
Limited unemployment, accident, and sickness protection, (through Sesame Insure), again high quality cover with cheap insurance quotes.
Private Medical insurance, for individual and company clients, through a firm specialising in those subjects alone.
Debt solutions for those clients facing financial problems and wish to know more.
Commercial finance for those commercial mortgage needs.
Equity release refers to Home reversion plans and Lifetime mortgages. To understand the features and risks ask for a personalised illustration.
Commercial finance is not arranged via Sesame.
Millhaven Independent Advice's financial service
Financial reviews a speciality for the individual or corporate client. Especially for clients wanting to receive independent advice, from a qualifed adviser/advisor, rather than from a tied adviser/advisor, who will normally be tied to one provider only.
The principal of the firm, Mr Stuart Lawes, Dip PFS, has qualified with the Diploma in financial planning, from the chartered insurance institute, and is a member of the Personal Finance Society, and for mortgage advice has qualified with the mortgage advice qualification, also from the chartered insurance institute.
You are most welcome at Millhaven for all your financial needs, from life cover to lump sum investments, to equity release, so please feel free to call for an appointment. Please remember you do not have to live in Reading, as we travel! For example, Maidenhead is just up the road, and Swindon not much further! If you are looking for an IFA then Millhaven could be the place to go, for a firm of professional financial advisers.
Speak to a qualified independent financial adviser/advisor today, for a high level of service, and for all your financial planning needs.
Search IFA, search Millhaven! Free consultation, from a qulaified advisor.
Financial advice for all! If you live in London, then please call also as we have many clients there too! Travel is not too much of a problem, and you may find our charges, (if you choose the fee option, lower than a London advisor). Every little bit helps! Anyway you are only just up the road from Reading!
Millhaven also provides financial advice in Wokingham, Lower Earley, Newbury, Ascot, Basingstoke,Bracknell, Maidenhead, Virginia Water, Marlborough, Cookham, Camberley, Hungerford, High Wycombe, Oxford, Wallingford, Slough, Windsor, Marlow, Henley-On-Thames, Swindon, and most of the South East, including London.
Approximate distances between Reading and:-
Wokingham 7 miles, Newbury 17 miles, Basingstoke 17 miles, Maidenhead 9 miles, Cookham 11 miles, Camberley 14 miles, Hungerford, 22 miles, High Wycombe 14 miles, Oxford 26 miles, Slough 16 miles, Ascot 22 miles, Windsor 23 miles, Swindon 24 miles, Henley - On - Thames 8 miles, Marlow 12 miles, Bracknell 9 miles, and Wallingford 11 miles, so as you can see not far for any of them, and as we always come to you then you have no driving problems - leave that to us!
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Some useful web sites for you - from Millhaven - just click on the title name below:-
By clicking on the below links you will leave the regulated site of Millhaven Independent Advice. Neither Millhaven Independent Advice, nor Sesame Ltd, are responsible for the accuracy of the information contained within the linked sites.
For a State Pension Forecast, or to calculate your State Pension Age:-
The State Pension Service
The Financial Conduct Authority
National Statistics (RPI figures, prices houses, average wages etc). Important for financial planning.
HM Revenue & Customs
Trustnet (for investment/funds information)
MoneyWeek - FTSE 100 charts + world stockmarket charts (on home page), + currency charts eg pound/euro
Bloomberg - charts of world stock markets
London Stock Exchange - see your share prices + check the FTSE index etc
The Bank of England (inc. quantative easing)
Post Office Savings
Aegon Scottish Equitable
Legal & General
Highways agency Traffic infomation, for your journey
World Clock and Time Zones
Local services: check benefits and services
For the Wokingham and surrounding area:-
Wokingham Borough Council
For Newbury and surrounding area:-
Newbury Council (including Hungerford)
The Royal Borough of Windsor, and Maidenhead, Ascot, Cookham, Old Windsor, Sunninghill, White Waltham, Sunningdale, Horton, and Datchet.
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council (including Ascot)
For the Slough areas:-
Slough Borough Council
Basingstoke Borough Council
Oxford City Council
High Wycombe District Council
Henley - On - Thames Town Council