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James CushingJames set up Lantern Financial Planning – a company which is fully independent, as it allows him to implement his vision of providing affordable Independent Financial Advice which puts the focus on the client experience


Company founder and Chartered Financial Planner James Cushing has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, advising clients for the last 10, during that time he has made a positive difference in the lives of those he has worked with.

James is a Chartered Financial Planner. This is a widely accepted ‘gold standard’ qualification for professional financial advisers. Holders of the Chartered Financial Planner qualification are among the most experienced and most qualified advisers in the profession.

Through the provision of high-quality financial advice and exceptional customer service he has built successful long-term relationships. He has a strong reputation for being friendly and approachable while providing advice in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner.

James has obtained permissions to advise on Pensions, Investments, Mortgages (including Equity Release) and protection. This gives his clients the benefit of truly holistic advice with all areas considered as part of the advice provided.



Lantern Financial Planning have chosen to work with TenetConnect who will provide regulatory support, industry-leading whole of market technical & research expertise and training & business development support.

By having this support, it allows us to spend more of our time on what’s important which is providing independent advice and guidance to our clients.

Why TenetConnect?

  • One of the UK’s largest adviser support groups – supporting hundreds of advisers nationwide
  • A robust and well-funded business – with major financial backing from Aviva, Standard Life Aberdeen and Aegon
  • Tenet’s history goes back to the 1980s, but it was in 1992 when the business really started to take shape when the M&E Network (now TenetConnect) was launched

Awarded with the ‘Best Network’ award at the prestigious Money Marketing Awards 2017 and 2018