unbiased.co.uk comments on today’s Queen’s Speech at the opening of Parliament

The measures announced will give consumers far greater choice on how they draw their retirement income. But choice comes with responsibility and the onus is now on consumers to act and make the right decision for them.

04 Jun 2014

“Today’s Queen’s Speech confirmed the government’s commitment to reforming retirement choices. 

“The measures announced will give consumers far greater choice on how they draw their retirement income.  But choice comes with responsibility ­and the onus is now on consumers to act and make the right decision for them.

“We firmly believe that the multitude of changes we have seen over the last months and year have made whole of market advice on retirement planning and income even more important than ever.

“It’s vital for consumers to have confidence that they are choosing the right option for them and it is even more important that they know where they can go to get help in making these decisions. Our latest research asked people about their retirement plans and only 38% said they were ‘confident’, while a quarter (25%) said they were ‘anxious’.

“This is where whole of market advice plays a key role. Only whole of market advice can deliver the best consumer outcomes, in a helpful, unbiased and accountable way.

“Those looking for help with their retirement choices can search for an independent or whole of market regulated adviser at unbiased.co.uk. You can find generalist professional advisers, as well as those who will specialise in a particular area of retirement planning. Consumers can also drill down their search by postcode and qualification level, right down to size of investment pot or pension value.

“A simple chat with an adviser with the help of our checklist can be the first step in identifying the ‘right’ financial adviser for you.  They can help you make the right choices on potentially one of the most important decisions of your life.

“For a free and confidential search for a whole of market financial adviser, visit www.unbiased.co.uk.”


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