Meet Ricardo Da Silva
Ricardo has worked in financial services for 15 years. Originally from Portugal, Ricardo joined PenLife because he believes in the common goal of providing no-nonsense financial advice. Ricardo is a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS), the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). He specialises in investment, trusts and Inheritance Tax planning.
Ricardo lives in East Yorkshire with his wife and their three children. Ricardo makes family time a priority. Due to bringing up a child with disabilities, he has a keen interest in assurance, trusts and planning ahead so that he can create the best life possible for his family.
The important stuff
All regulated financial advisers must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and therefore appear on their register. You can find Ricardo’s entry here. Furthermore, all advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified. You should be wary of any advisers who refuse to provide copies of their SPS. You can click here to view Ricardo’s.
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"Ricardo was extremely helpful. He really understood our needs and had excellent suggestions and information. He has made us feel more confident and knowledgeable."