Entitled ‘The Value of Financial Advice’, it was produced by the UK think-tank, the International Longevity Centre, in conjunction with insurers Royal London, and demonstrates that those who receive financial advice are on average £40,000 better off than those who don’t.
The report examines two groups. The affluent group, comprised of wealthier people who are more likely to have degrees, be part of a couple, and be homeowners. The other, the ‘just getting by’ group, was more likely to have lower levels of educational attainment, be single, divorced or widowed, and be renting.
The ‘affluent but advised’
This group accumulated on average £12,363 (or 17%) more in liquid financial assets, and £30,882 (or 16%) more in pension wealth than those who were affluent but hadn’t received advice.
The ‘just getting by but advised’
Here a similar picture emerged. This group accumulated on average £14,036 (or 39%) more in liquid financial assets, and £25,859 (21%) more in pension wealth than those who were ‘just getting by but not advised’.
What financial advice provides
Getting the best mortgage deal, saving into the right pension plan, or investing wisely for the future are just some of the occasions where getting informed professional advice can help you make the right decisions for your money.
So, if you’d like help with life’s important financial decisions, or feel that you could benefit from an assessment of your current circumstances, or would like help devising a comprehensive wealth plan for your future, then do get in touch, we’re here to help.
The value of investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
*International Longevity Centre, 2017