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Regulated financial advice – The Money Advice Service

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There are some financial decisions it’s fine to take alone, but the period coming up to
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retirement when you want to access your pension pot is one of the most crucial times in your
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life. There is plenty of free information available about retirement but if you want
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more hands on help you need financial advice with a personal recommendation from a regulated
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financial adviser. Regulated advisers must be qualified and abide by strict rules laid
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down by the UK’s regulator the Financial Conduct Authority. Any products they recommend must
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be suitable for you and if anything goes wrong you have the protection of a free formal complaints
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service and compensation scheme. Financial advisers are experts in their field and have
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access to a wide range of choices. Just like many other professionals financial advisers
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charge for their services but maybe not as much as you think. Advisers will always give
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you an estimate before you commit yourself. All the advisers on the Money Advice Service
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Directory are regulated. You will be asked a few questions before you start to match
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you with the advisers who will give you the type of advice that you’re looking for, in
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the way you want to receive it, either online, on the phone, or face to face. Finding a good
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financial adviser might just be the soundest financial decision you ever make.

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