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We can help you plan by ensuring you have the best pension scheme possible now and at retirement


With so many choices, leave it to us to help make your money work harder for you.


We can support your business development plans with advice on growth, restructure and commercial lending

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

The value of pensions and investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

Ian Brown FPFS

Ian Brown chartered financial plannerIan has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years; previously as an adviser and senior manager with Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) before establishing Cosgrove Brown Financial Planning Ltd to ensure clients receive high quality financial advice

Ian is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (FPFS).

He is also a Certified Financial Planner, accredited by the Institute of Financial Planning, and a Chartered Financial Planner, accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

Ian specialises in TrustsInvestments and Retirement Planning & Annuities.  

Professional Qualifications and Examinations

  • Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Planner
  • Fellow of the Personal Finance Society
  • CFP - Financial Planning 
  • AF3 - Pension Planning
  • AF5 - Financial Planning
  • G10 - Advanced tax planning & trusts
  • G60 - Pension planning
  • K10 - Retirement options
  • JO1 - Personal taxation
  • JO2 - Trusts 
  • JO4 - Pension Accumulation
  • JO5 - Pension Decumulation
  • JO6 - Investment principles, markets & risks
  • CF6 - Mortgage advice
  • CF8 - Long Term Care
  • ER1 - Equity Release
  • RO5 - Financial Protection
  • SV1 - Savings & investment
  • RO8 - Pensions Update


  • Senior Client Manager with Halifax Bank of Scotland (2000-2004)
  • Area Manager (2004-2009)
  • Senior Manager, Wealth Planning (2009 - 2011)
  • Established Cosgrove Brown Financial Planning Ltd to ensure clients receive high quality financial advice


Specific Skills

The Financial Conduct Authority do not regulate trusts, inheritance tax planning and employee benefits.

Thank you for putting together an investment portfolio of cash, stocks, shares and property.

Geff, Newport

Daniel never let up and his tenacity was commendable. I was kept informed of our mortgage progress at every stage.

Louise, Swansea

Thank you for putting together an investment portfolio of cash, stocks, shares and property.

Geff, Newport

Thank you so much for obtaining our mortgage, for persevering for so long and not giving up on us. We will be eternally grateful that we can finally live in the family home again.

Rebecca and Darren, Swansea 2017

It was so nice to find someone who was happy to listen to all of my questions and concerns before we agreed on a plan of action.

Christine, Swansea

Dan cut through the jargon and was always there to respond to my questions; his work has helped my dream of buying a house come true.

S & K Jones, Swansea

Daniel went above and beyond to help us with our first mortgage. He explained the mortgage, its rates and terms very clearly, he was extremely patient and professional, we would highly recommend him.

Fi Davies, August 2018

Straight forward information and easy to follow progress, being able to see everything via the Old Mutual portal is excellent. Stress free from start to finish and such a good feeling about who is best at looking after my financial future.

Phil Harmer, April 2017

We were really impressed with the speed with which you processed the mortgage and the great rate of interest!

Dani & Geoff, Stratford upon Avon

Thank you for the excellent service and advice given, you made my journey hassle free and tax efficient, and now very profitable

Steve Allan, March 2018

My mortgage needs were not simple to deal with, but Dan’s knowledge and experience really shone through. He was professional in his dealings with me and explained everything to me in a clear and concise way, ensuring I fully understood the mortgage product I purchased.

P Davies,September 2019

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