WHAT WE OFFER
Our advisers have significant experience in a range of areas, and are able to provide bespoke specialist advice on everything from mortgages to pensions.
While there are many places to turn to for financial advice, an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) is able to offer you unbiased advice on financial products across the entire market.
We know how time consuming it can be to establish exactly which mortgage is right for you. Our financial advisers can help you select the best mortgage available, and help with the paperwork that comes with it.
When it comes to more complicated financial matters such as investments or pensions, a financial adviser who knows the ins and outs can point you in the right direction.
SAVINGS & INVESTMENTS
There are many different types of savings and investments, each with different structures and tax implications. We can discuss your aims and objectives and recommend the most suitable ways to achieve your goals.
Taxation can be very complicated. The rules, reliefs and allowances often change, meaning it is important to stay on top of the current laws to ensure you're managing your finances in a tax-efficient way.
PENSIONS & RETIREMENT
As pension specialists, we can provide advice on areas of pensions which other advisers simply aren't qualified to advise in. We can help you decide how much you should be putting in your pension as well as ensuring that your pension contributions are tax efficient.
Unfortunately, estate planning is not just for the retired or the wealthy. We can help arrage your estate appropriately so that it is distributed in line with your wishes.
Equity release describes a range of products that allow you to release the cash tied up in your home without moving. Niche are regulated by the FCA to advise and sell equity release products.
Hopefully you will never need to make a claim against your insurance. However, if the time comes, you want to be absolutely sure that the insurance you have is right for you. Here at Niche, we can help decide what type and level of insurance is suitable based on your current situation.
LONG TERM CARE
Providing long term care can sometimes be a serious financial burden on those who need care and their relatives. We work closely with care providers and solicitors to provide specialist advice on care fees and funding long term care.
SERVICES TO OTHER IFAs
We are a firm of Chartered Financial Planners with a team of highly knowledgeable advice givers. With this in mind, we have the capacity to increase our business and look after a larger "bank" of clients without reducing the quality of our service.
Niche Sports provides all aspects of financial planning for sports professionals, including on pension advice, current accounts, savings and investments, mortgages, image rights and retirement planning.
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Help to Buy Wales
What is Help to buy Wales?
Help to Buy Wales allows eligible purchasers to buy new-build homes with assistance from the Welsh Government in the form of a shared equity loan.
What does this mean in practice?
Help to Buy Wales shared equity loans are available to both first-time buyers and home movers wishing to purchase new-build homes worth up to £300,000. Note that with Help to Buy Wales, buyers won't be able to sub-let their home.
How it works:
- Buyers will need to contribute a deposit equal to 5% of the property price.
- The Welsh Government (through Help to Buy (Wales) Ltd) will fund a shared equity loan for up to 20% of the purchase price.
- Buyers will then need to secure a mortgage to cover the remaining balance.
Are there any fees attached to the shared equity loan?
From the time a buyer receives the shared equity loan they will be charged a small administration fee of £1 per month.
Then, in the 6th year, they'll be charged interest of 1.75% per annum of the original shared equity loan amount. After this, the interest will increase every year. This increase is worked out by using the Retail Prices Index plus 1%.
All buyers will be contacted before the shared equity loan interest starts and they'll also be sent a statement about their shared equity loan each year.
The fees do not count towards paying back the shared equity loan.
Further details of the Help to Buy - Wales shared equity loan can be found in the below guidance document.
Click here to learn more about the Welsh Government Help to Buy scheme.