Financial Advisors Taunton

The Financial Detectives is a family Financial Advisors firm based in Taunton, Somerset. We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly service.  We give you the advantage of dealing with an approachable, local firm.

We are advisers and not salespeople.  If the best thing for you is to change nothing, staying with your existing arrangement, then that is what we’ll advise.  We are not tied to a particular bank, lender or insurer.  This gives us the freedom to find what’s best for you from every product available.  Doing the research for a decision as important as a mortgage, life insurance or a will can be daunting and time consuming.  Our experience in the industry allows us to do most of the ground work for you.  We are always up to date with product developments and the nuances of each provider’s processes.  This knowledge helps you get what you need, whilst saving you time and frustration.  The team keep you updated throughout the process, ensuring your needs are met and concerns addressed.

Being a family run business, The Financial Detectives work to build lasting relationships.  We take the time to find out about our client’s needs and circumstances, rather than just offering generic, financial advice.

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Current Office in The Cresent, Taunton

TFD move to their current address – Exchange House, 12-14 The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4Eb

Old Office in Castle Street, Taunton

TFD move to their old address – Ground Floor, 1 Chartfield House, Castle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AS

Bridge Street Office

Moved to our office at Bridge Street, Taunton

Hannah joins the team

Hannah joins the family business.

Rebranded in 2009

The Financial Detectives rebrand is completed and revealed to the world.

Dan joins the team

Dan joins the family business after graduating from University.

Station Road Office

TFD move to their new address at Station Road, Taunton

TFD Founded

The Financial Detectives was established by Andy & Deb Rowden

Jess Ash

Jess is our processing manager. Her role involves processing through our clients applications and keeping in touch with our clients. It is important to us that we have a long term relationship with our clients and we are always on hand to help update your financial arrangements.

Andrew Rowden

Andy leads our team and has worked in the financial services industry for over twenty years. He is fully qualified and has a wealth of experience in this field. Andy has built up strong, long term relationships with many of his clients. His specialist areas of advice are wills/estate planning, residential and commercial mortgages.

Daniel Rowden

Dan is Andy and Deb’s son. Dan started in financial services back in 2005, after graduating from University. He became a fully qualified adviser in 2006 and has built up a large client portfolio. His specialist areas of advice are insurance and residential mortgages.

Deborah Rowden

Deb is Andy’s wife. Deb has worked with Andy for over 15 years and is an office administrator and case processor.


Our faithful companion; better at sleeping than financial planning; likes his biscuits.

I have used the services of The Financial Detectives for many years. Andy is absolutely wonderful and has found several mortgages for me over the years along with also Personal Insurances, Household Insurance and most recently a Will. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends and family and I am of the opinion that if Andy and his team are not able to help then no-one can. The whole experience is made so much easier and less stressful because of dealing with the team at The Financial Detectives. Thank goodness we are able to use the services of such a lovely family company, to which I can also call my friends.
N Beesley, 2017
The Financial Detectives were a joy to have working on our behalf from beginning to end. With professionalism, an ability to calm a frazzled homeowner (me) and no apparent exasperation at all they managed to negotiate a very competitive product for us, consolidating much of our debt and ensuring five years of financial stability mortgage-wise for our family. No easy feat as we were not the easiest of applications due to complicated work situations and the aforementioned debt. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team to anyone, and will certainly return to them for a new mortgage in 5 years time, although I fear they may run and hide from us! M & C Hayden, 2017
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