• Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Financial Planning Certificate
  • Award in Long Term Care Insurance

Chartered Financial Planner

Chartered status demonstrates one of the highest levels of professionalism for financial planners, and is a signal of being top of their field. To achieve Chartered status a professional must show:
  • The highest levels of technical knowledge through professional qualifications
  • A commitment to the ongoing development of our skills and knowledge
  • An adherence to ethical conduct

Fellow of the Personal Finance Society

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Claire Thomson


Chartered Financial Planner


  • A clean, tidy house
  • My dinner made for me
  • A log fire
  • Sound of the rain outside when inside and dry
  • Cups of tea!


  • Emptying the dishwasher
  • Dark mornings
  • Slush – love snow but not the horrible wet melting bit in between
  • A disappointing book
  • Bullies

Claire Thomson


Chartered Financial Planner


As a Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Claire’s focus has always been firmly on helping her clients. She works with people to help them understand more about their financial situation, solve their problems and effectively plan for the future.

Claire started her career in the industry back in 2000, after obtaining an honours degree in Financial Services. She achieved Chartered status in 2006 and Fellowship in 2019.


When not working, Claire is a mum! She has two young children, and her spare time revolves around them. She enjoys getting outside with the kids and exploring, whether that’s walking, biking, or taking the family campervan out to explore new places. She also loves spending time with friends and family, believing there’s nothing better than a good chat over cups of tea (or gin!)


It’s important to always verify the credentials of your financial planner before choosing to work together. You can find Claire’s below.

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More about Claire

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Away on a family adventure in our campervan

My favourite holiday destination is:


My favourite song to play in the car is:

Normally the radio

The first album I bought was:


If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

James Bond – although the much better female version!

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Eye contact, smiling and honesty

What our clients say

I would like to thank EBS and their staff for providing an excellent service, making the minefield of my various pensions seem like an easy task and for keeping me updated on the progress. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for pension advice.

Trust and expertise were my key needs for re-establishing my financial portfolio following a divorce. The replacement life cover and complete evaluation of my pension goals were perfectly designed and implemented to suit my changed circumstances. Well done EBS!

Honest and comprehensive financial advice given with no pressure to buy any products. Reasonable fees for advice and ongoing costs. Very happy with the services given.

Many thanks for taking so much time to meet and discuss our retirement funding plans with us yesterday. The detail of the analysis was very impressive, and you and your staff are to be congratulated on a very professional job.

Our grateful acknowledgements are due for the advice and support proffered by the EBS team and everyone we met at entry, all very courteous, personable and a pleasure to meet.

The ‘Portfolio Report’ that EBS offers has made understanding and managing the family budget so much simpler. It gives a detailed summary and breakdown of our overall financial position, which is so helpful when cross-referencing it.

Thank you for your very comprehensive letter and schedules.... I must reiterate my thanks for all you have done for me.

Many thanks indeed to you and EBS for doing your very best for me. I know I am in safe hands with you. It really is very much appreciated!

I would also like to thank you all for the work in getting this organised for us. I know it has not been easy but I really appreciate it all.

FR, Lanark

JS, Glasgow

IM, Dunbartonshire

RS, Biggar

BW, Skelmorie

MP, Glasgow

BA, Salisbury

MR, Glasgow

NM, Glasgow

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