Helping you take control of your finances.

DE LUCA WEST IS AN INDEPENDENT FIRM THAT SPECIALISES IN OFFERING DEDICATED ADVICE PLANS TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES.

We are here to help you to make the most of your money, we understand how your financial decisions will shape the future for your family or your business.

We can advise you on tax efficient investing, retirement planning, trusts, inheritance tax and long term care fees planning.

We provide friendly, honest and clear advice and we will tailor our services to your individual needs.

We value long-term relationships and many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years.

De Luca West is led by two directors who are both Chartered Financial Planners, the highest mark of excellence for financial advice.

It also reflects our commitment to technical excellence and to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. Read about our company or find out more about how we work.

A NEW ERA

Spring 2020 saw us rename and rebrand our previous company – Hastings O’Loughlin. Hastings O’Loughlin was founded by Francesca De Luca’s father, Barry O’Loughlin and had been offering independent financial advice to clients for over 30 years, Francesca having joined the company alongside her father in 2002. The firm became an incorporated company in 2003 and achieved Chartered Financial Planning status in December 2009.

Susan West joined the company in 2010 and since then both Francesca
and Susan have steered the company to further successes and made the decision to update the image of the company to reflect the current position, directors and employees, and to build on our history for the future.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

M Pattison & J Whelan, Huddersfield

“We have found Francesca extremely friendly, helpful and always professional. She has gone out of her way to understand our particular situation, always offered us choices, never put pressure on us to take a particular product and has responded efficiently whenever we have needed to access funds or make changes to our portfolio. We would recommend her unreservedly.”

M Pattison & J Whelan, Huddersfield

P Leng, Elland

“I’m very pleased with the income Susan arranged for me, it has made a big difference. A couple of my friends recently asked whether I had taken financial advice after my mum passed away and I had no hesitation giving them your details.”

Peter Leng

Don Sharp, Peel Walker accountants, Elland

“I have worked with Susan on many mutual client cases over the last few years and I can unquestionably say that she provides an extremely professional and efficient service. Susan is not only technically minded but she is extremely knowledgeable about the products and services she advises upon.”

Don Sharp, Peel Walker accountants, Elland

N Watkins, Alderley Edge

“Received nothing but sound, friendly advice over many years. Francesca always gives very clear, simple explanations for often very complicated matters. A very reliable, business like firm whom I would recommend to anyone.”

N Watkins, Alderley Edge

Duncan Whitworth, Huddersfield

“I have always been pleased with how Susan has handled my financial affairs and I have been impressed with some of the ideas she has come up with to improve my financial and tax position. I have been happy to suggest that family and friends use her services and I know they too have always found her and her colleagues to be efficient and easy to deal with.”

Duncan Whitworth, Huddersfield

A Brosnan, Brosnans Accountants, Brighouse

“I have known Francesca for many years and would not hesitate to recommend her services. Over the years I have always been impressed by her professional manner and approach to complex situations. In my view the advice that Francesca gives is always tailored to individual circumstances, is well considered and astute.”

A Brosnan, Brosnans Accountants, Brighouse

Marjorie Anne Booth, Huddersfield

“I have been using Sue for approximately a decade.   She has helped me invest my pension, inherited money and deal with changes due to bereavement.  Throughout all these changes she has been able to explain, in detail, the options available and the implications attached to each option. She has guided me every step of the way and the results have been very profitable. Sue and her team are extremely pleasant to deal with.  They respond quickly to any questions asked.  Nothing is too much trouble and no question too trivial.”

Marjorie Anne Booth, Huddersfield