We lead complex lives in an increasingly complex world. As financial planning experts we can help you better understand your financial challenges, goals and needs, and help you find appropriate ways to meet them.
Even a seemingly straightforward financial goal can involve numerous decisions and a lot of time and effort getting it right. Whether it’s buying a home, investing for the future or protecting the people and things you cherish, we’re here to help you make the right choices for your needs. Here are some of the services we provide, which our clients have told us they value the most.
With so many mortgage lenders offering products on the high street and online, it can be tempting to cut out the middle man. But when you’re making such a huge financial commitment, professional guidance can be invaluable, particularly if your needs are out of the ordinary. As well as arranging your mortgage we can also recommend specialist professional services that can help with other elements of your home-buying process, including solicitors and surveyors.
When using comparison sites and direct insurers, how can you be sure their “off-the-peg” solutions meet your specific needs? Using our expert product knowledge we can help you find the most appropriate solution for you. Whatever your particular need – be it income, family, mortgage or business protection – we can access high quality products from a range of handpicked providers; providers we have selected because they are proud to stand behind claims when it matters the most.
As well as your pension, you may have opportunities to invest lump sums – such as an inheritance or bonus – but are unsure about how to do this. As with all areas of financial planning, it pays to have a clear objective or vision. We can talk you through the important things to consider and help you create a balanced and diversified portfolio, taking into account your financial goals, attitude to risk, and any appropriate tax planning.
The responsibility to create a comfortable retirement is falling increasingly on the individual, and the new pension regulations, whilst bringing welcome freedoms, introduce additional complexity to your at-retirement choices. The right financial plan could help secure a more comfortable retirement – not just for you, but also for your loved ones and heirs. We can help you navigate the complexities of the new rules. Knowing what can be achieved and establishing the right strategy as early as possible can help you prepare for the future.
Inheritance Tax Planning
Passing our hard-earned wealth to loved ones often forms a big part of our ambitions. The right forward planning can help you maximise your heirs’ inheritance by minimising tax liabilities. We can help you put the right structures in place. Your needs in any and all of these areas will change over time, and regulatory changes can impact the effectiveness of any structures already in place. That’s why we recommend regular reviews to ensure your plans remain on track.
HM Revenue and Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen.
The value of investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise. You may not get back the amount originally invested.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.