Our world is forever changing with an increasing population, people living longer and financial markets swinging between highs and lows.
Making financial decisions about your future needs to be considered and planned. Sometimes our clients just need to a second opinion and guidance as to how they wish to put their life Plan in place. Being part of an independent group with Wealthmasters Financial Management Limited allows us to consider all of the great financial opportunities that are available in the following areas.
With all of us working longer these days ‘early retirement’ is a thing of the past but planning to reduce your hours of work or stopping your current career to start something else that you’ve been thinking about for years, is possible with the correct forward planning. The majority of people do not really know how much income they would receive if they stopped work after 55 years old. People move between jobs leaving behind old pension schemes which are managed by firms not directly in touch with you.
Achieving your objectives
Our role is to discuss what you would like to achieve in the future; do you have a plan for stopping work, reducing your hours, spending time with your family, starting that new business?
The big question needs to be asked, will I have enough income to achieve this?
Pensions form part of your overall wealth and could be your single biggest investment, so careful planning needs to be considered before taking any decisions. Helping you through these will provide you with peace of mind and a Plan for your future.
After saving for years into your pension it is also important to consider the most efficient way of passing this wealth on to the next generation. This forms part of our overall Plan looking at your Wills and potentially Trusts for the future. With the added benefit of being part of the Wealthmasters Financial Management Limited group, who are regulated to give pension transfer advice, we are able to offer advice on the following areas:
- Preparing a Life Plan
- Current Defined Benefit and Money Purchase review
- Cashflow modelling
- Risk Mapping
- Income and Flexi-Access drawdown
- International Pensions
- Annual Allowances
- Lifetime Allowances
Investments form part of your overall Plan with some people holding onto investments purchased years ago or even inherited. Keeping a constant review is imperative to allow your assets to grow. We not only look at how to invest our client’s money which has become available but also their existing investments. Through various partnerships we are able to provide clients with a clear independent review. As your adviser we look to assess your risk, your comfort level in investing into a variety of different investments and of course your capacity for loss.
- EIS & SEIS
- Investment accounts
- School Fee & University Fee Planning
Wills and Trusts
Living for today is a great life strategy until something happens and your family suffer after your demise. Creating a Will and, if necessary, a Trust or a Power of Attorney is simple to arrange. We assist all our clients is making sure that these affairs have been completed and implemented as soon as possible. Some can be very complicated with children with ex-partners, children overseas, split residences or varied business interests. A small matter in the Plan which can become extremely important for families.
With such complexities to the drafting of Wills, Trusts and property ownership, we work with Legacy Tax and Trust Limited who are able to implement Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney, making sure your property is correctly owned to protect your estate and long term care needs. The service provided is fully insured and regulated under the Will Writing Society.
Ensuring our clients have enough insurance for potential events is part of the overall Plan. It is usually an emotion matter for clients to decide how much and when they cover themselves or potential events. Life situations change so the level of cover needs to be reviewed regularly as does the cost of the cover.
- Inheritance Tax Liability
- Protection of Assets
- Income Protection
- Critical Illness
Building and running a business is all consuming, so our business clients rely on us to help them decide on the adequate cover for all of this business risks. Allowing them to run their companies successfully without the unnecessary risk to their business, personal or family wealth.
- DB SSAS
- Key Person Protection
- Shareholder Protection
- Relevant Life Insurance
Please note that whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained within this explanation is correct, these notes are by necessity brief and of a generalised nature. We would provide specific personalised advice prior to finalising any arrangement.
The value of units can fall as well as rise, and you may not get back all of your original investment.
It is important to note that not all personal pensions allow the facility to Self Invest and you should check the details of your existing pension if this is a requirement.
A pension is a long-term investment. The fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend on the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.