For the third year running, we are proud to launch the Value of Advice campaign. This year, we have partnered with AXA Life Invest to raise awareness of the value of advice when saving for retirement. Our research found consumers save almost £100 more a month after seeking financial advice. We also found by increasing their savings, consumers who seek professional advice stand to gain on average £3,654 a year more in retirement income. The value of advice research continues to find the earlier people seek financial advice the more prepared they feel for retirement. To read the full story visit the Value of Advice page.
As part of the Value of Advice campaign, AXA Life Invest hosted a roundtable chaired by chief executive of unbiased.co.uk, Karen Barrett. With several industry professionals, financial advisers and journalists in attendance the discussion around value of advice could not have been more timely with the pension reform and the guidance guarantee announcements this year.
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This week we issued a comment, welcoming the new pension tax reforms. The new reforms are being hailed as the start of the 'pensions revolution'. With retirement planning as the number one advice driver on unbiased.co.uk, and our research showing 25 per cent of consumers admit to feeling anxious about planning for their retirement, we continue to see a strong demand for pension advice.
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Congratulations to this week's #AdviseroftheWeek @PeteMatthew, for his podcast "Ten Years Out - The Run-In to Retirement".
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