Cheers to Christmas and a new beginning

20 Dec 2012

Find out when you'll be able to retire

MetLife has developed a calculator that shows how your pension savings compare to the national average, as well as giving an estimate for the age you will be able to retire.  The 'Financial Fitness at Fifty' calculator was developed for the Uncertain Generation - those born between 1961 and 1981 that have complex financial needs and find it difficult to plan for retirement - in response to MetLife's study that found the average 50 year old Briton had only saved half the required amount to sustain a standard of living above the poverty line.  Take a look at the financial fitness at fifty calculator here.

Are you ready?

31 December 2012 marks the arrival of the new world of financial advice, where it will be more important than ever to show consumers the true value of advice.  Before the New Year arrives, here are a few things to help make sure you are prepared;

  • Ensure you are ready for consumers with questions: take a look at our checklist, designed to help consumers make the right choice and ask the right questions when looking for a financial adviser.
  • Have the facts on hand: our Value of Advice report has some great statistics, comparing those who have and who haven't taken financial advice, with some remarkable differences between the two.

Fighting the Christmas (spending) bulge

Christmas is fast approaching and with so many exciting things to do and shopping to be done, it can be easy to over spend.  According to our recent poll 54% will be using their disposable income to cover the cost of Christmas and only 8% have been saving through the year.  

Share with us your top tips to avoid getting into financial difficulty at this time of year in our LinkedIn discussion.

Prize draw winner

Last month we asked you all to update your profiles to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.  Thank you to all the advisers who did a fantastic job and are making the most of all the features available, we think your profiles are looking great.  And we are happy to announce the winners are Phillip Bates & Co Financial Services Ltd - Congratulations!

Merry Christmas

The team at would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to helping you promote your business to consumers in 2013!



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