Before starting a career in Financial Services, Nik had been a specialist mechanical and electrical engineer. After "learning the ropes," Nik moved into Bank assurance, initially as an adviser, then moving into a training role. Seeing that there was a shortfall in specialist mortgage advisers, Nik was asked to work in London, then in Cambridge in the newly created role as a specialist IFA mortgage adviser.
Having seen that "face to face advice” was key to building up trust and long term relationships with clients, Nik started a new and client focused IFA firm with Samantha Spalding in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge called Anglia Financial Ltd from scratch, which has evolved to the re branded AFL Financial Strategies Limited, Senior Partner Practice and now a representative of of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
Having been a financial adviser for 25 years, Nik has gained exceptional knowledge and experience within the financial services sector which enables him to provide both private and corporate clients with expert and professional advice on a wide range of Wealth Management areas and still likes to tackle complex and bespoke mortgage cases when he can. With recent changes to pensions, more time is being dedicated to the more technical side of what is increasingly becoming an ever more complex area of financial advice. Nik is recognised by the Personal Finance Society as a pensions specialist. Nik’s clients are located all over the UK.
He firmly believes in giving the best advice he can to all his clients both from a moral, ethical and professional stance.
Nik completed studying after passing his examinations for his Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute in August 2015. Nik was awarded the mortgage advice Level 4 Diploma from the IFS School of Finance - one of the 1st to qualify for this then new qualification in the UK, in late 2011. Nik is committed to providing a personal and bespoke service tailored to the specific needs of his clients. His role within AFL Financial Strategies is to provide expert advice in:
- Pensions and retirement planning for individuals and Companies
- Mortgage and finance solutions, both personal and corporate
- Individual Inheritance Tax and Estate planning
- Investment planning for clients and offshore trusts*
In October 2016, Nik became a member of the Society of Mortgage Professional by examination.
In his spare time, Nik likes to look after tinker and maintain his classic Japanese imported 1967 Prince Motor Company (PMC) Skyline S57 1500 (the only one in the UK), and letting his “RatPack” Golden Retriever Louie, Golden Retriever/Labrador cross Luna and Patterdale Terrier Milo take him for a walk in the Norfolk countryside!
*Trusts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested.
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