Financial planning

Financial planning


Financial planning is the process of identifying the goals you want to achieve in life and devising a plan for your finances to help you achieve them.  Your aim might be to buy your own house, or to help pay for your children’s higher education.  Whatever your goal, financial planning can help you reach it.

How can a financial planner help you?

A financial planner can help with the management of your finances to ensure you are on the right track to meet your financial goals.  They will assess your current financial situation and discuss the objectives you want to reach and the time frame that can be achieved.  By evaluating your situation, your financial planner will be able to develop and implement a plan to help you reach your goals.  They will also review your plan as it develops to change and update it as necessary.

Your goal at 25 may be to retire to a tropical island by the time you are 60 – but by 35 it may be to fund your children through higher education or help them to buy their first home.  A financial planner can help you make the right decisions to keep you on track for achieving your goals – such as starting to save for your pension, or putting aside money for school and university fees – and they’ll also advise you on the things you might not immediately think of like life insurance or investments to grow your capital.

Financial planning can leave you with the peace of mind that your finances are under control, and help you achieve your financial objectives.  Find a financial planner.

Questions you might want to ask a financial planner...

  • How can I make sure my family and my home are protected?
  • If I start to save for a pension, what will happen if I can’t afford to keep up payments for a while?
  • What is the best way to put aside money now for my children to benefit from once they are grown up?

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Financial planning tools

Use these tools to work out your financial age, save for your future, become more tax efficient and more.

How to pay for financial advice

Read our guide to find out about the different ways you can pay for financial advice

Adviser qualifications

You can use our guide to financial adviser qualifications to help you find an adviser with the right qualifications to help you