Personal retirement planning continues to be number one advice driver

21 Sep 2012

Personal retirement planning accounts for 33% of searches for independent financial advice in August 2012, according to’s latest Advice Drivers report Investment and savings remains the second most sought after area of advice with 23% of searches

Latest figures from’s Advice Drivers report show personal retirement planning remains the number one advice trigger, with enquiries for that area of advice at 33% of all independent financial advice searches in August 2012. 

Throughout the summer months – June, July and August, searches for advice on personal retirement planning has remained relatively steady following a slight dip in searches earlier in the year.  Investment and savings still remains the second most sought after area of advice on’s 'find an IFA’ search, triggering 23% of all searches in August, and enquiries for this area of advice have remained steady since December 2011.

Karen Barrett, Chief Executive of, comments: “The state pension is no longer sufficient income on its own, so we need to take responsibility ourselves for our financial security in retirement  and ensure the provisions we have made are enough.

“To make better, more informed decisions for your own future, it’s vital you seek advice.  People who take independent financial advice benefit from a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help plan for their retirement.

“Everyone is different and what suits one person may not suit another, so an IFA can help you plan for your own specific circumstances.  An independent financial adviser will help you review your savings and find out how best to invest in your pension.  Consumers looking to find an IFA can carry out a free and confidential search at  An IFA can give specialist advice on specific product areas, but also look at your overall financial situation and recommend solutions from across the whole of the market.” 


1 As consumers can tick multiple product areas when searching for a whole of market mortgageadviser the total of all percentages adds up to more than 100%.

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