Buying a property can be the biggest decision made in our lives. It is for this very reason that impartial advice is critical from qualified advisers.

Quite often you hear ‘it could never happen to me’ or ‘I’ll sort it out later’. Well the old maxim of “failing to plan is planning to fail” is no better suited to the ignoring of crucial decisions on protection.

We can search through a range of policies to find the one that suits you best from our extensive list of insurers. So this year leave the shopping to us, as just one phone call could find the best cover and price for you.


                                                                                   Pensions, Savings, Investments, mortgages, insurance

Diploma for Financial Advisers and CeMAP® Diploma qualified adviser with 25 + years financial planning experience:

Making provision for retirement and options at retirement such as annuities, flexi-access draw-down pensions through a personal pension provider or through a platform and (SIPP) Self Invested Personal Pension. We are unrestricted in our choice of provider and/ or platform helping ensure you build a portfolio of cost efficient investment funds spread across actively managed and passive/ index tracker funds reflecting your attitude to investment risk and expected time line.

Savings and investments: building a tax efficient savings and investment portfolio using property, equities, bonds, gilts and fixed interest schemes. Stock market based investments are not guaranteed and fall in value as well as rise, we therefore believe you should only invest for the long term (5+ years). Ultimately you could get back less than you invest. Any yields will vary over time so income variable and not guaranteed.

First and second charge mortgages, bridging loans and development finance: unrestricted access to the whole mortgage market.

Your home is at risk if you do not maintain payments on a mortgage or other loan secured against the property.

Equity release recommendations reflecting the latest lender criteria and affordability guidance on flexible interest only or rolled-up interest payments. Ask for a personal illustration tailored to your requirements.

Your home is at risk if you do not maintain payments on a mortgage or other loan secured on the property.

You should be mindful drawing equity from your property may effect benefit payments.

Illness, Accident and life cover: we'll offer guidance on the most appropriate solution tailored to your requirements accounting for your existing benefits, outstanding commitments, term and affordability. 

We'll help secure the most appropriate solution based on your personal circumstances and objectives providing quotes and guidance tailored to your requirements.

Heathcote Financial Planning is a trading name of The Mortgage and Protection Partnership Ltd.

The firm is directly authorised by The Financial Conduct Authority which means we are able to use any authorised lender or insurer. Therefore we are not restricted to a specific lender or insurance panel.

Under no circumstances should any of the information contained within the article /website be construed as "advice".

You should seek professional advice in respect of your own circumstance.

The Financial Conduct Authority do not regulate certain types of Buy to let mortgage, and commercial mortgages.

The FCA do not regulate tax advice

Heathcote Financial Planning

We offer no obligation quotes and guidance on the most appropriate pension, investment or mortgage tailored to your specific requirements.

Independent Financial Advice on savings, investments, pensions and all types of mortgages

Steve Heathcote

Steve Heathcote is CeMAP® Diploma and Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) qualified and has gained over 25 years financial services experience helping clients achieve their mortgage, pension and investment goals cost efficiently. Steve is working towards Chartered status.

No obligation quotes and guidance from Advanced CeMAP® and Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) qualified representative

We'll help you review your plan  charges, performance, features and benefits

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