About Us

About Us


Bentley Independent Financial Advisers was established in 1990 by Brian Sneyd, who built its reputation on the provision of high-quality financial advice to individuals and corporate clients. Sam Sneyd later joined the company and between them they have over 50 years experience in the financial services.

We offer a free initial consultation, which gives you a chance to meet an experienced adviser to discuss your needs and goals. With a wealth of experience and support behind us, we concentrate on the suitability, risk and strength of new and existing financial services.

We adhere to strict FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) guidelines, which obligates us to provide advice most suited to your personal requirements, affordability and your risk profile.

Sam Sneyd

Sam Sneyd - Chartered MCSI, DIP FA

Sam Sneyd has worked in the Financial Services for over 10 years and joined the family business after working at Brewin Dolphin for 2 and half years as an Investment Manager. Sam previously spent six years as an assistant vice president with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management He is Diploma qualified, which is a high quality, FCA- approved programme that meets the qualification standard for a financial advisor. He advises on the full spectrum of financial services. Sam gained a degree with honours in Accounting and Management from Cardiff University. He qualified in 2008 as a member of the Institute for Securities and Investment.

Brian Sneyd - Proprietor

Brian Sneyd established Bentley IFA in 1990. Prior to this he was in a partnership as a Financial Adviser and before that he worked for one of the large providers also advising. In all he has been in the industry for over 40 years. During this time he has accumulated experience in all aspects of financial services. During his career he obtained the qualification available at that time MLIA(Dip), a Member of the Life Insurance Association which became an acceptable qualification by the FSA when it came into being and prior to this Bentley IFA was registered with FIMBRA/LAUTRO from 1988-1994, PIA from 1994-2001 until becoming registered with the FSA, which in April 2013 became the FCA and PRA Authorities.

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