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Arthur Childs

FCII, FPFS, FPMI, CFP

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CHARTERED FINANCIAL PLANNER

 

Member profile details

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Title
Mr
First name
Arthur
Last name
Childs
Qualification Letters
FCII, FPFS, FPMI, CFP
Status
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
  • CHARTERED FINANCIAL PLANNER
Gender
Male
 

Contact Details

Job Title
Managing Director
Organization
Arch Financial Planning Limited
Company logo
Phone
01483 204600
Business address
Arch House
Address line 2
The Common
Town/city
Cranleigh
County
Surrey
Postcode
GU6 8RZ
Local postcode area
GU
Region
England - South East
Regions served
  • England - South East
Other postcode areas served
  • BN
  • CR
  • CT
  • DA
  • GU
  • HP
  • KT
  • ME
  • PO
  • RG
  • RH
  • SE
  • SL
  • SW
  • TN
 

Financial Planning Service

Our Service in Brief
Arch Financial Planning Limited is a Chartered Financial Planning company with a 23 year history of providing good quality financial advice to individuals and small to medium size organisations. New Model Adviser Top 100 - 2012
VouchedFor Top 200 - 2013
New Model Adviser of the Year South East – Winner 2010, top five shortlist 2011, 2012 and 2013
Professional Adviser Baillie Gifford Financial Education Award - Winner 2008, Highly Commended 2009 and 2010, top five shortlist 2011, 2012 and 2013
Professional Adviser Best IFA Website – Top five shortlist 2011

Arch Financial Planning Limited is an appointed representative of Best Practice IFA Group Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority
About our Service
Arch has a team of specialist advisers covering investments, pensions, care fees funding and protection.

Arch has developed an investment proposition which we believe can add significant value to our clients’ investment portfolios. We have confidence in this, not because of an overblown belief in our own abilities, but because we involve widely acknowledged expert organisations to carry out all of the vital aspects of the management of our clients’ investment portfolios.
Services include:
  • Comprehensive financial planning
  • Wealth management
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Pension transfers
  • Long term care fees planning
  • Equity release
Other services
Online foreign exchange and international payment
Specialist in
Wealth management
Ideal Clients
We are particularly looking for new clients who have in excess of £100,000 invested or in pension funds or whose household income is in excess of £100,000 pa.

We are also building a small client bank of clients who have £1m plus invested or in pension funds.

We do offer a transactional service for many types of business. We also offer an execution only business for those who know exactly what they want.
How we Charge
We do not charge for an initial exploratory meeting usually at our office but it can be elsewhere within a reasonable distance of Cranleigh if there is a good reason for this.

We charge a fee for an initial report which is usually around £300 but does depend on the complexity.

We have a sliding scale of initial and ongoing fees based on a percentage of assets under management.

Please see our website for a copy of our Service Charter.
 

Personal Information

Background
I trained as an engineer and after university worked at a steel plant in Cardiff before moving to a pen manufacturing company where I became production manager. I found these experiences more useful than going straight into financial services.

My financial services career started when I joined Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada.

This was followed by a stint at Crown Life before helping to set up Prime Health.

After Prime Health was taken over by Municipal Mutual Life I worked there for a while.

In October 1989 I became a directly regulated IFA trading as Arthur Childs Financial Services. In 2000 I was joined in the business by my daughter and my wife and we formed a partnership still trading in my name.

In July 2003, Arch Financial Planning Limited commenced trading and this is still owned by the three of us.
Family/social
I am married with three daughters and four small granddaughters, two of whom live in Central Asia.
Interests
I am an active member of Guildford Baptist Church (known as Millmead) and for 14 years I led the NewFocus Group caters for retired people. Having given that up to concentrate on running the business I am now the Honorary President of NewFocus.
 

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