About Us

We are Independent Financial Advisers offering a professional service that is differentiated in today's cluttered market.

We firmly believe that our clients need to receive the right service, at the right time. These services include the following effective solutions:

  • A thorough and analytical way of dealing with all our clients
  • Access to a unique advisory process and tools
  • Market leading online servicing for all of our clients
  • Meet The Team

    Darren Scott DipPFS, Cert CII(MP)


    Bradley Whelan DipPFS, Cert CII(MP)

    Samantha Scott – Office & Administration Manager


    Jenny Austin - Mortgage Analyst


    Steven Wall – Junior Paraplanner


    Company Information

    Independent Financial Services and Wealth Management is a trading style of Active Financial Partners Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA number 301860.

    IFSWM Office Address: 3 The Oakwood Centre, Downley Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NP

    Head Office Address: 5 Lancer House, Hussar Court, Westside View, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7SE

    Darren Scott. DipPFS, Cert CII(MP)

    Darren Scott has been a Financial Adviser since 1997 starting out with Friends Provident then becoming an Independent Financial Adviser in 1999.

    Darren has spent recent years broadening his knowledge to advise his clients on inheritance tax planning, estate planning and the effective use of trusts. He also specialises in corporate planning for businesses as well as pensions and investments.

    Darren also has a wealth of experience when it comes to mortgages and as well as well as holding the Diploma in Financial Planning Certificate he also holds the CeMap Mortgage Certificate.

    Darren and his wife Samantha have three daughters. Darren is a keen golfer and when he has time likes a round of golf on the course at Rowland’s Castle.

    Darren also loves his morning workout at the gym and walking his dogs. ×

    Bradley Whelan DipPFS, Cert CII(MP)


    Samantha Scott – Office & Administration Manager

    I have worked in Financial Services since 1997; I commenced my career at a National Financial Advisers Network based in the Midlands, starting off in business processing then moving into Compliance. I moved to the south coast from the midlands in 2000 and have worked in the Independent Financial Advice environment ever since.

    My role at IFS Wealth Management is Office & Administration Manager, I ensure the smooth running and management of the office and I am Paraplanner to Darren Scott.

    I am qualified to certificate level and hold the Financial Planning Certificate.

    I have two daughters, two Blue Staffordshire Bull Terriers called Bluebelle & Sapphire, and a tank of tropical fish.

    In my spare time I love spending quality time with my family, we especially love dog walks and going to the cinema and watching movies together.


    Nikki Bailey – Adviser Business Coordinator

    I have been a member of the team at IFS Wealth Management since January 2011. I am a fully qualified mortgage adviser and passed my Mortgage CeMap exams in 2007.

    My role at IFSWM is administration support to the financial advisers. I started my career in financial services in 1997 initially working in an Estate Agents and then moving into financial services.

    I am married with 2 grown up daughters and a King Charles Cavalier called Oscar.

    In my spare time I like to walk, read and socialise with friends. I am a huge rock music fan and regularly go to rock concerts; my favourites bands are Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.


    Steven Wall – Documentation & Processing Control

    Steven graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class Honours Degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth in 2014, this has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of Business Enterprise, Managing Business Relationships, Innovation Management and Strategic Management.

    Steven enjoys his daily gym workouts, has a dog called Rodney and a Parrot.