Independent Financial Advice

Independent Financial Advisers

Independent Financial Advice for individuals, businesses and trustees

You can rely on Bishop Fleming Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) to give you impartial advice.

Our advisers are truly independent, so you can be reassured that they will recommend only the best insurance and investment products for you, without being influenced by external factors, like how much commission they might receive.

If we recommend products to you, it’s because they are the best available for you and your circumstances, in our adviser’s opinion. All our advisers have significant experience and hold Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) qualifications, so they’re in a good position to offer advice you can trust.

Additionally, all our consultants are salaried employees which we believe provides another measure to ensuring our clients receive the most appropriate impartial advice.

As a subsidiary of Bishop Fleming, at Bishop Fleming Independent Financial Advisers we have access to all the services Bishop Fleming can provide, including tax advice and financial forecasts to business planning and corporate finance. You can therefore be reassured that wherever appropriate, we can put you in touch with other qualified advisers.

We provide our services to individuals, companies and trustees. If you come to Bishop Fleming for help with planning your finances, we’ll start by meeting up and getting to know you, what your existing financial circumstances are and what you’d like to achieve. We’ll listen to your thoughts and explore a range of possibilities with you, including making recommendations when there are courses of action that you might not have been aware of.

We will put our advice into a report and we can continue to discuss the recommendations until you’re content that you have found the right solutions. Once the recommendations have received your approval your adviser will then arrange investments and draw up contracts with the providers on your behalf.

The privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.

Fleming Financial Limited Privacy Policy

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you engage us for financial planning services. This information will relate to your personal and financial circumstances. It may also include special categories of personal data such as data about your health, if this is necessary for the provision of our services.

We may also collect information when you voluntarily complete client surveys or provide feedback to us.

Information relating to usage of our website is collected using cookies. These are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. We’ll use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to the site.

Information about connected individuals

We may need to gather personal information about your close family members and dependants in order to provide our service to you effectively. In such cases it will be your responsibility to ensure that you have the consent of the people concerned to pass their information on to us. We’ll provide a copy of this privacy notice for them or, where appropriate, ask you to pass the privacy information to them.

Why do we need to collect and use your personal data?

The primary legal basis that we intend to use for the processing of your data is for the performance of our contract with you. The information that we collect about you is essential for us to be able to carry out the services that you require from us effectively. Without collecting your personal data we’d also be unable to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations.

Where special category data is required we’ll obtain your explicit consent in order to collect and process this information.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you in order to provide you with the services for which you engage us.

 

Who might we share your information with?

If you agree, we may email you about other products or services that we think may be of interest to you.

We won’t share your information for marketing purposes with other companies.

In order to deliver our services to you effectively we may send your details to third parties such as those that we engage for professional compliance, accountancy or legal services as well as product and platform providers that we use to arrange financial products for you.

Where third parties are involved in processing your data we’ll have a contract in place with them to ensure that the nature and purpose of the processing is clear, that they are subject to a duty of confidence in processing your data and that they’ll only act in accordance with our written instructions.

Where it’s necessary for your personal data to be forwarded to a third party we’ll use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in transit. This will include password protection and/or encryption of data.

To fulfil our obligations in respect of prevention of money-laundering and other financial crime we may send your details to third party agencies for identity verification purposes.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

During the course of our relationship with you we’ll retain personal data which is necessary to provide services to you. We’ll take all reasonable steps to keep your personal data up to date throughout our relationship.

We are also subject to regulatory requirements to retain your data for specified minimum periods. These are, generally:

  • Five years for investment business
  • Three years for mortgage business
  • Indefinitely for pension transfers and opt-outs
  • Three years for insurance business

These are minimum periods, during which we have a legal obligation to retain your records.

We reserve the right to retain data for longer where we believe it’s in our legitimate interests to do so. In any case, we’ll not keep your personal data for longer than 5 years after our relationship with you has ended unless we are legally obliged to hold this for a longer period.

You have the right to request deletion of your personal data. We’ll comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests as noted above.

How can I access the information you hold about me?

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you’d like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email or write to us using the contact details noted below.

When your personal data is processed by automated means you have the right to ask us to move your personal data to another organisation for their use.

We have an obligation to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is incorrect.

Marketing

We’d like to send you information about our products and services which may be of interest to you. If you’ve agreed to receive marketing information, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us by email or post.

Cookies

We use cookies to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

For further information visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

What can you do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed?

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we’ll inform you of any changes when they occur. This privacy policy was last updated on 27 April 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you: by email at: ifaadmin@bishopfleming.co.uk

Or write to us at:

The Managing Director
Fleming Financial Ltd
Salt Quay House
4 North East Quay
Sutton Harbour
Plymouth
PL4 0BN

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