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Dont believe what you read in the money pages!

If there was a prize for the worst article in the money press then the one recently by Richard Evans in the Telegraph “Pension savers could double their tax free Read More
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Charging Fees for Financial Planning Advice

My experience does differ from many of the responses to Nic's article that clients will not pay a fee for independent financial planning advice and will go off and buy a commission paying product instead. I started my independent fee based advisory practice in 2006 from scratch with most of my clients finding me via the internet or through word of mouth. During this time, my clients never seem to have had a problem with me charging fees and indeed many of them have signed up precisely because I was fee based. I am the first to admit that I am not the best salesman in the world but I have nevertheless built up a successful business. I think that the key for me has been being able to explain to clients where the real value in a client adviser relationship lies and having a clear on-going service proposition - see independent financial planning service. Also acting as the clients most trusted adviser is much more credible when remuneration doesn't come from product sales (commission) but from fees agreed in advance with the client alongside being highly qualified - see chartered financial planner.
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Finding a top Financial Advisor is never made easy!

If the Find an Adviser site from the leading financial advisor professional body the Personal Finance Society is intended to help a meaningful number of consumers find the most professionally qualified financial advisors in the UK then I would question whether it has been successful.
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Retirement Planning – New Rules Treat Pensioners as Grown Ups!

It is about time that the Government of the day treated pensioners as grown ups so the announcement last week of more flexible rules surrounding how pension funds must be used in retirement is great news for investors.
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