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Don’t underestimate the value of financial advice

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

Throughout our lives, it is highly likely we will need to take financial decisions that can have a major impact on our wealth, such as taking out the right pension plan, or investing wisely for the future. Over the years, research has produced some interesting findings that highlight the benefit of advice when taking major financial decisions. Those who take advice are likely to accumulate more financial and pension wealth, supported by increased saving and investing in equity assets, while those in retirement are likely to benefit from more income.

Advice is key to achieving your financial resolutions A new study has found the likelihood of success in this area is heavily linked to receiving professional advice and the establishment of clear financial objectives. The research provides a measure of the value attributed to advice when it comes to helping investors achieve their goals.

The research, based on data relating to more than 100,000 advised investors, found that 8 out of 10 people with a defined retirement goal, had at least an 80% greater probability of achieving their financial objectives.

Create a financial plan to secure your financial wellbeing The study clearly demonstrates how taking expert advice and constructing a tailored plan can significantly boost an investor’s financial wellbeing. Not a surprise, as the benefits associated with financial planning are renowned and abundant.

The value of financial advice comes in different guises and can include better return on investment, peace of mind, accomplishing goals and understanding opportunities. This combines to create future security, ultimately making sure you have enough money.

Discussing your financial objectives with us enables you to consider exactly what you want to achieve and establish clear goals that are both realistic and achievable. Regular financial reviews provide opportunities to monitor progress and adapt plans where necessary. Good financial planning can mean investments are tax-efficient by minimising both current and future tax liabilities.

It’s good to talk, we can help This study once again reiterates the significant value that can be gained from seeking professional financial advice.

We can help manage the inherent volatility of markets, so your savings have the best chance of growing for the future – without giving you sleepless nights in the process and help make sure you aren’t taking too much, or too little, risk with your money.

The value of your investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount invested.

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