Deciding to make the most of our money is easy enough. It is finding the best way to do it that can be difficult. You’ll find lots of different businesses keen to provide you with financial products that you may or may not need, rules and regulations that limit what you can do and what you can’t and you even financial jargon that makes everything much, much harder to understand.
You need an expert guide who understands how you can make the most of your money, and a plan to help you do it.
Fortunately, at Continuum, we are Independent Financial Advisers, and we can help with both.
But what exactly is an Independent Financial Adviser, and how do we help you?
First of all, we are independent
There are plenty of financial advisers who might be able to answer your financial questions, but they are not all Independent. Some are restricted, which means that they only recommend certain products or product providers to you. So, whilst they can help you find an answer to your financial questions, however they will be restricted to products they advise on or indeed from a restricted number of providers, It could be that that these advisers are not able to offer the most suitable product or provider and have to refer you to an Independent Financial Adviser like Continuum.
If an adviser is ‘independent’ or a firm gives ‘independent advice’ they can give unbiased advice and sell products from any provider right across the market. This means you should get the very best advice and products tailored just for you, rather than what they have for sale.
At Continuum, we are completely independent, which means we can always search the entire market to find you the financial solutions that are right for your needs.
Secondly, we are Financial Advisers
At Continuum, we know that most people find finances difficult. Our role is to provide the support you need to make the right decisions about everything to do with your money.
So, whether you are looking for a way to get on the housing ladder, to make the most of your spare cash with savings or by starting investments, to plan for retirement or even thinking about how you will pass your wealth on to your loved ones rather than the taxman, we can help.
But it’s really all about you
Some advisers might offer their clients a standard package of mortgage, pension and investment. At Continuum, our approach is rather different.
We understand that everyone has different goals and needs. So, we don’t simply provide financial expertise. We provide advice that is tailored to your plans, life choices and circumstances. This means that our service is personal, and that the advice we might offer one client might be completely different to the answers we would provide for another.
Rather than simply find a gap and a standard product to fill it we will tailor a solution to your real goals and objectives.
So, we start with you, and sit down with you to understand what your financial objectives are. Then we will work out a way to help you reach them. We can call on a wealth of expertise, and some sophisticated financial planning software to provide views of your financial future – and show you just what the decisions you make now will mean in the future.
If you want to buy a home, we can advise and recommend the most appropriate mortgage product to suit your current needs and circumstances, If you want to retire early, we’ll show you how what you need to do to build a pension pot that’s large enough. Whatever your financial goals are, we will work with you to show you how you can reach them.
We don’t believe that it is enough to find you the insurance, pension and investment products you need. Your life will change, and your plans, and the financial solutions you need to achieve them will change with it.
We want to be there to help then, too.
But for the real answer, you need to try our service for yourself. Call us now and see exactly what we can do for you.
The information contained in this article is based on the opinion of Continuum and does not constitute financial advice or a recommendation to suitable investment strategy, you should seek independent financial advice before embarking on any course of action.
The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.