How we Work
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So, what can you expect by getting in touch with us?
Hopefully, this page will help answer any questions you may have, but please give us a call if there is any further information we can provide you with, or if you have any questions. We’re always happy to hear from you.
The first meeting is to help you decide whether we can provide you with a service you will value. We will clearly explain how we work, the services we offer and how we charge for our work. This meeting is completed at our expense.
We want to listen to your immediate financial priorities and concerns but importantly we will also take the time to listen and to understand what you want from your future.
We will discuss your existing financial arrangements and attitude to risk in order to develop a clear picture of you and your finances. The task of designing a Financial or Retirement Plan, to help you achieve your goals can only be completed when we understand your priorities and beliefs around money. We believe that the most important factor when talking with clients is their attitude to and understanding of risk and a report on your level of risk will be produced from our discussions.
Utilising the information gathered, we will analyse your current personal financial position and assess what actions need to be taken to ensure your goals are achieved.
We will liaise with your existing providers to ensure we have up to date information to create a picture of your current financial position and to help you understand where you are financially. Your individual attitude to risk and financial goals both now and in the future will be used to develop the right plan for you.
We will focus on your vision for the future to create your personalised financial plan.
We now know where you are, what you want and where you want to be. During this meeting, we will present you with our advice.
We will give you intelligent, honest advice about what you need to do and provide an explanation of the options open to you.
We encourage you to ask any questions during the meeting so you fully understand how the financial plan will work in the future and what this means to you.
If you’re happy to proceed with our proposals, we can begin to implement your financial plan strategy. This is an important and critical stage and various factors will need to be considered. We will manage the process of updating your existing plans and implement any agreed strategies.
We don’t believe that financial life planning is a one-off event. We would like to be your financial planner for life and work closely with you to ensure your future objectives are reached. The world of finance does not stay still and neither should your plan, this will need to be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure you are still on target for your goals and that the risk you originally took with your investments has not drifted too far from your comfort zone.
Our on-going review service lets you track the progress of your plan and identify what, if any adjustments are needed to ensure the realisation of your goals. This may include changes to your current lifestyle and future plans or an increase or decrease in your attitude to risk. We will review the impact of future legislation and taxation changes on your financial plans and depending on the level of service you opt for, this will include a follow up meeting and annual visits.
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