Terms & Conditions
Access to this Site and the use of information contained on it is governed by the terms and conditions set out below. As these terms and conditions are for the protection of both you and SPF Private Clients Ltd we advise that you please take the time to read them carefully.
By using this Site you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Please note that this Site is owned and operated by SPF Private Clients Ltd and that references to “we”, “us” and “our” mean SPF Private Clients Ltd.
Who are we?
SPF Private Clients is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA does not regulate some forms of buy-to-let and commercial mortgages or taxation advice. Our registered office is City Place House, 55 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DX (Registered in England No 36809707).
We are not a lender or insurer and do not act on behalf of any lender in providing product information. The lender’s terms will apply to any application you make through us.
What do we cost?
Regulated and Buy to Let Mortgages
There will be a fee for regulated and buy to let mortgage advice. A maximum fee of 1% of the loan amount is payable. For example, if we arrange a loan of £100,000 the fee could be £1,000. The exact fee charged will depend on the amount of work undertaken.
For Help to Buy in most instances we do not charge a fee, as we receive a fee from the lender. Our fee for arranging a Help-to-Buy mortgage is £1,000; however we will offset any commission we receive from the lender thereby reducing the fee payable by you.
For example, if we receive commission from the lender of £700 the fee you would have to pay to SPF would be £300 totalling £1,000. If we receive commission from the lender in excess of £1,000 no fee would be payable.
A maximum fee of 1% of the loan amount is payable – for example on a mortgage of £100,000 the fee would be £1,000, the exact fee will be dependent on your circumstances. For Bridging Finance where the net loan amount is £150,000 or below, the maximum fee we charge is £1,995.
SPF’s Wealth Management team offers a complimentary initial consultation. If you then choose to take financial advice from us, we will always provide you with an estimate of the cost in advance.
We will charge a fee where the insurance is designed to cover a short period i.e. where the cover will cease after 12 years. The maximum fee we will charge for personal protection will be £1,500, for business protection we will charge a maximum fee of £4,000.
We will also charge a fee where the total premium for all the protection policies being arranged by SPF is less than £40 per month (£480 per annum). The maximum fee we will charge for personal protection will be £1,500, for business protection we will charge a maximum fee of £4,000.
In the instance where both points above apply we will charge an overall fee of £1,500 for personal protection and £4,000 for business protection.
We are able to act as mortgage, insurance and wealth management advisers.
If we are providing advice or any information, we aim to ensure that the data provided is accurate and current and we update the site on a regular basis. However, most of the information is provided by third parties, principally lenders, and while we continue to make reasonable efforts to verify it, we cannot guarantee either the accuracy or the timeliness of such information and give no warranty of any kind, express or implied.
As a result we make no representation or warranty about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on this site. This site may contain technical and factual inaccuracies, misrepresentations, omissions or typographical errors. Any liability we may have for such content however arising is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the use to which you put this website and all the results and information you obtain from it and that all warranties, conditions, undertakings, representations and terms whether expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Save in respect of liability for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation, we and all contributors to the website hereby disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability for any loss or damage including any consequential or indirect loss or damage incurred by you, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, and arising out of or in relation to or in connection with your access to or use of or inability to use this website.
Interruptions and omissions
Whilst we take every care to ensure that the standard of this website remains high to maintain the continuity of it, the Internet is not always a stable medium, and errors, omissions, interruptions of services and delays may occur at any time. As a result, we do not accept any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate this website (or any particular part of it).
We reserve the right to deny users access to the Site or any part of the Site without notice and to decline to provide the service to any user that is in breach of these terms and conditions of use.
We shall not be liable to you for any breach of these terms and conditions of use or any failure to provide or delay in providing our services through the Site resulting from any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, fire, explosion or accident.
Applicable law and jurisdiction
These terms, disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law and any disputes arising in relation to these disclaimers and exclusions, or your use of the SPF Private Clients site, shall fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
If any part of our Terms and Conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.
Important information on SPF Private Clients
We are required to verify the identity of individuals or companies in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations. No transaction will be able to complete until such verification has been obtained. We may use electronic identity verification systems similar to those used for credit checks and we may conduct these checks from time to time throughout our relationship, not just at the beginning.
We cannot be held responsible if you are refused a mortgage by a particular lender or only granted one subject to conditions that you find unacceptable. We also cannot be held responsible for any insurance which is declined or has additional exclusions or endorsements applied that you find unacceptable.
As part of the mortgage application process, information provided by you may be passed to credit reference agencies.
Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the UK’s statutory compensation fund for customers of authorised financial services firms who are unable to pay claims against them, usually because they have gone out of business.
You may be able to claim compensation from the FSCS if we can’t meet our obligations. The amount of compensation available will depend on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. We can provide more specific information on request, but as a guide:
Advising and arranging is covered up to a maximum limit of £85,000.
Eligible claims for most types of investment business are covered up to a maximum limit of £85,000.
In the majority of cases, eligible claims about the advising and arranging of protection products are covered for 90% of the claim, without any upper limit. For compulsory classes of insurance, insurance advising and arranging is covered for 100% of the claim, without any upper limit.
Further information is available from the FSCS at www.fscs.org.uk
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Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the pages in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following permissions:
- You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence solely for the purpose of using this site and any services available on this Site.
- You may make one electronically stored, transient copy of these pages of this site for the exclusive purpose of on-line viewing.
- You may make one hard copy of these pages for exclusively, non-commercial purposes.
Save whether otherwise specified, the author(s) of the literary and artistic work set out in the pages contained in this site has/have asserted his/her/their moral rights to be identified as the author of these works.
This licence does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hardcopy or electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of this Site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.
No part of this Site may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval.
Some pages on this Site contain hypertext links to websites of business units and subsidiaries of SPF Private Clients Ltd. You are reminded that when you enter such Sites, you will be subject to the terms and conditions of those Sites.
Some pages on this Site contain hypertext links to websites not maintained by SPF Private Clients Ltd. You are reminded that when you enter other websites via such hypertext links, you will not be subject to these terms and conditions and you will not benefit from the protections afforded to you in using our Site. We will not be liable in any way for the content, availability or use of such link to websites and you use such links entirely at your own risk.
You warrant that you will use this Site in accordance with all the terms and conditions applying to such use and you agree to indemnity SPF Private Clients Ltd for any liability accruing to SPF Private Clients Ltd from your use of this Site.
The use of this Site or the distribution of information on this Site may be restricted by local law or regulation in certain jurisdictions. As such, this Site is not intended for use, nor is the information intended for distribution, in such jurisdictions. Therefore, the persons accessing this Site should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions.
No third party is permitted to link any other website to this Site without obtaining SPF Private Clients Ltd’s prior written consent.
Please note that the sending of personal information via e-mail over the Internet may not be secure and can be intercepted by third parties or incorrectly delivered. You should not divulge confidential or personal information over the Internet unless you are using secure or encrypted communications technology.
The contents of this Site including these terms and conditions are subject to change by us without notification to you. We accept no responsibility or liability for keeping the information in this Site up to date or for any failure to do so.
The information contained in this Site is for information purposes only. Whilst every care has been taken in its preparation we do not make any warranties or representations as to its completeness, accuracy or reliability. Although we have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all of the information on the Site is accurate at the time of inclusion, we do not represent that this is the case and it should not be relied upon as such.
We neither accept nor assume any responsibility to you in relation to the contents of this Site. Access to and use of this Site is at the users own risk and we do not represent or warrant the use of this Site or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection.
In no event do we accept liability of any description including liability for negligence for any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the access, use or performance of this Site or any of its contents.
We do not accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions on this Site. All implied warranties are excluded to the fullest extent permissible under law.
We reserve the right to update or alter the information on this Site including these terms and conditions at any time without giving notice of the alterations. SPF Private Clients Ltd does not give any warranty of uninterrupted use of this Site and SPF Private Clients Ltd do not accept liability for any information posted on this Site by third parties.
You will ensure that your use of this Site complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to those principles of law which protect against compromise of copyrights, trade secrets, proprietary information and other intellectual property rights, liable or defamation of character, invasion of privacy or tortious interference.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.
You agree not to post or publish any offensive, defamatory or unlawful material that could encourage or constitute a criminal offence, civil liability or violation of any law.
SPF Private Clients Ltd reserves the right to monitor or review the contents of the Site but are not obliged to do so and assume no liability or responsibility for the contents therein. SPF Private Clients Ltd reserves the right to remove any materials posted to the Site at its absolute discretion.
SPF Private Clients Ltd may disclose your identity to relevant parties to aid any investigation.
You warrant that the information you enter on this Site is accurate and you indemnify us in respect of any damage or legal costs arising out of any action taken against us in respect of the material posted by you.