Holistic Financial Planning

Cashflow analysis

Cashflow analysis takes a detailed forecast look at your financial life going forward, factoring in income, expenditure and expected life events. It can be especially helpful in assessing the financial impact of decisions you are looking at today.

Investment advice

At Paladin Advice, we provide a specialist independent service, designed specifically for individuals, trustees & deputies. By choosing to take advice from us there will be: 

At Paladin our advice is truly independent, we do not have any financial ties with investment management firms, so we are free to advise from the whole of the market and only select investments that we believe are the right fit for our clients. Before recommending, we filter the selection of investments down taking account of costs, independent ratings and financial security of the investment manager.  We will only recommend investments that we would personally be happy investing in (and do).

*The value of investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

Pension advice

We offer independent advice and therefore are not limited in the options available to you. Our pension advice will help you make the most of your retirement.

*The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You might get back less than you invested. You should only consider these products if you are willing to take some risk with your capital. We will consider whether such products are suitable for you before recommending an investment.

Protection advice

Protection advice helps businesses, individuals and their families by providing a safety net in case anything goes wrong.

This service provides peace of mind should the worst happen. At Paladin Advice we offer independent and whole of market access and as such are not limited on the products we can provide advisory support on.

Tax Efficient Planning (By referral)

We work with you to ensure that your plans are making the most of all available tax allowances.

Paladin Advice  also offers referral to bespoke accountancy support with one of our trusted partners.

We cannot give advice on tax directly but can refer you to an accountant.

*Note, not all forms of tax planning are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Later Life Advice

Later Life Advice

Your SOLLA accredited consultants are here to help you with all later life financial matters. They can ensure you have the peace of mind that you are making the right financial choices to secure your future at a very sensitive time.

Later Life Advice

Socially Responsible Investments

Socially Responsible Investment

Many ESG portfolio’s are too narrowly diversified and a ‘greenium’ is applied unnecessarily, we are able to avoid higher charges, risk tracking and offer you wider diversification with lower costs which means more money in your pocket, not ‘theirs’.

We understand that religious beliefs and/or ethical concerns can be hugely important to Clients when it comes to investment solutions. 

Socially Responsible Investment

Due Diligence & Elderly Options

We work with you to ensure your money will last throughout life and provide guidance on options to ease your financial administration, to be more tax efficient, increase income or growth and ensuring you are accessing any entitlement to funding or benefits you may be unaware of.

Equity Release (By referral)

Equity release can be explored as part of long term care planning. Normally where a person is property rich, but cash poor it can help access or improve care provision.

Equity release is the opportunity to borrow against your house, or the equity that you’ve built up in it over time.

*Equity release will reduce the value of your estate and can affect your eligibility for means tested benefits.

Welfare Benefits

Welfare Benefits

We can help you with a welfare benefit review to establish if you may be entitled to additional benefits that you don’t currently receive and provide support throughout.

We charge £250 plus VAT for a full benefits review, we are also able to provide ongoing support with benefits applications and appeals with time charged at an hourly rate.
Welfare Benefits

Personal Injury Trusts (PIT)

A Personal Injury Trust helps protect means-tested benefits and offers additional protection to damages award recipient that can make them invaluable in ensuring that funds last throughout life.

We charge £600 plus VAT for Advice and set up of a personal injury trust. This includes setting up the trust bank account and giving some basic financial guidance on how to hold the money you have received.

Please read out FAQ and Useful information Documents relating to Personal Injury Trusts for more information on how they work.

Watch this video to learn more about Personal Injury Trusts

What our clients say

  • “Jane was Amazing! I am due to get my first benefits payment shortly. Completing the forms with Jane’s help was much better than trying to do alone as she is so on the ball and just made the whole process much easier and less stressful”


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  • “Steve Farnfield is a great financial adviser in the world of Court of Protection investments. Not only is he a safe pair of hands technically speaking, he take the time to understand their needs, and demonstrates a genuine empathy towards those he is helping. He comes highly recommended.”

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  • “I have worked with Steve for a number of years. I have found him approachable and quick to respond, with a wide range of knowledge which is always made readily available. He is able to connect with Deputyship and Trust clients and tailor his approach to their level of understanding, which means that they can be confident in his abilities and their security. I have found Steve easy to work with and he is always responsive and able to discuss and resolve any queries that arise, often ensuring he goes above and beyond to make sure the interests of vulnerable people are protected.”

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    COP Partner at Large law firm

  • “I have worked with Steve for over 10 years. He is approachable, knowledgeable and inspires confidence, especially in family members of those lacking capacity concerned about ensuring funds can last for their loved one’s needs for life. Whilst good advice should be a ‘given’ from any professional, the personable way he engages with people and puts them at ease, and his willingness to discuss matters of interest and importance to the client makes them feel at ease and provides great support and insight as a professional deputy.”

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    Partner of law firm

  • When we were awarded a substantial compensation payment, our first action was to find a financial advisor to help make some big decisions. It wasn’t difficult to find well qualified and eager advisors. Stephen Farnfield had an extra quality however. He seemed to understand what this money meant to us as a family.

    Stephen is an excellent communicator. He knows his business and we trust his judgement. I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen Farnfield and Paladin.

    RM, September 2023

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