The Importance of being Independent
Financial advisers come in different shapes and sizes. There are
those who can only offer restricted advice, such as advisers who
represent an insurer group, and those who are fully independent,
such as ourselves.
We are passionate about
providing our clients with the best possible information, advice
and standards of service. Our regulatory status as Independent
Financial Advisers provides us with access to an exhaustive range
of financial plans and investments from all regulated UK financial
services providers. This access enables us to make open and
calculated recommendations to you based upon the solution we feel
will best meet your needs and expectations.
Our ability to tap into the
'whole of the market' for financial plans and products is only part
of our independent status though. Real independence is about the
separation of financial advice from the recommendation or sale of a
financial product. In other words, a true financial adviser should
be paid for a recommendation or opinion regardless of the outcome,
as it is their knowledge and expertise you are truly investing
We will discuss with you how we
are paid for what we deliver for our clients, and the cost of our
services would be agreed before any significant work commences.
It's important for us to be completely transparent about our costs
and services to avoid misunderstandings and also to ensure we are
entirely unbiased in our professional opinion. Before you appoint a
financial adviser or commit yourself to any expense, make sure you
understand how much you will be charged for the advice and services
that you require and what payment options are available. Only then
can you be sure whether the adviser has a vested interest in what
they may or may not recommend.
We also believe that rather than expecting to be sold a
financial product, our clients and customers choose Blackett Walker
because they want to make educated and informed decisions about the
financial options available to them, to ensure their money is
working as hard as possible for them.
For a free initial consultation call us on 0191