What do we do?
Our experienced financial advisers are here to help you plan a better financial future. We also help invest your money safely and achieve financial success.
Our cash flow modelling software helps us illustrate the best ways for you to invest and draw money down from your investments – like pensions.
No two clients are the same, so when we help build your financial plan, or help you choose pensions or investments, we’ll always make sure:
- Your plan in focused on achieving your medium / long term goals
- You never take more financial risk than your comfortable with
- You're clear on costs and charges
- Your investment will maximise value, growth and tax efficiency as far as your circumstances and attitude to risk will allow
Investments can rise as well as fall and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
HM Revenue and Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen.
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Why choose us?
Our financial plans are state of the art.
Our systems factor in 1000s of data points to help forecast your financial plan based on your current circumstances, aims and objectives.
We can project the impact of death, early retirement, increased investment contributions and market shocks.
We’ll also illustrate for approximate tax burdens throughout your financial journey to ensure your plan achieves maximum efficiency and gives you peace of mind.
Direct contact with your own financial adviser.
In most cases, you’ll have direct access to the same trusted adviser to set up, manage and draw down your investments in line with your financial plan throughout your entire journey.
Your adviser will typically be able to work with you online, or subject to availability, in person.
Building this relationship means we know your financial situation inside out/ You’ll never have to explain anything twice and you can rest assured that your investment remains aligned with your objectives.
Our advice is guaranteed
As financial advisers, it’s our responsibility that you are matched with the right investment type and the right product. We’ve partnered with The Openwork Partnership, who guarantee any advice you get from us is suitable.
A small business with access to big names and exclusive products.
As a client of Exley Financial Planning, you’ll benefit from our partnership with one of the biggest financial advice companies in the UK. This gets you access to a huge range of investment solutions that fill almost any niche, all under one roof.
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Questions we’re asked.
When is the best time to seek financial advice?
Most of our clients come to us at a point in their life where they have burning financial questions. For example, having just acquired a new business, having moved job recently, or as they move perilously close to retirement.
That being said, the best time to seek financial advice in our view is as soon as possible. Getting in touch sooner rather than later means your money has more time to grow, and any opportunities to make tax savings or cost savings can be made earlier.
Why can't I just do this myself?
It’s true that a small number of people do have the expertise, knowledge and composure to set up and manage a financial plan successfully themselves. However, we find that most benefit tangibly from our advice, be it from peace of mind of knowing your savings are protected and your advice insured, or from tax savings / investment growth.
Managing a financial plan is an ongoing endeavour, and you’ll need to adapt it as your financial position and goals change, you’ll also need to make sure you keep on top of any changes to tax rules and regulations.
I already have an adviser. Can you still help me?
We often speak to clients who have a financial adviser when they first approach us. We can always offer a second opinion on your financial arrangements.
If you feel that your adviser is not providing a sufficient level of service, and we think that our investment products can cater for your needs as well as, or better than your existing adviser, we might be able to transfer management of your financial plan to ourselves.
How do you give financial advice?
We start off by understanding what you want from your financial adviser, and explaining what we might be able to do to help you. This is done typically over the phone, or via a Teams meeting.
If we decide to work together, we’ll tailor a financial plan and investment solution aimed towards achieving your financial goals. This will take account of your responsibilities, investments, protection and tax planning.
Once we’ve got your plan up and running we’ll be in touch regularly to review your position. We’ll always be on hand to offer support and answer your questions.
Can I choose where to invest my money?
Our financial advice takes account of your priorities and attitudes towards risk, and your fund recommendation will reflect this.
Our financial advisers have access to a range of risk based investment model portfolios which have been put together by a specialist team of investment experts. This balances your risk exposure across stocks and shares and government bonds.
We also offer a range of specialist funds including Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) funds, tracker funds and geographically specific funds.
Can I choose my adviser?
Yes, you can choose who you would prefer to work with, but all of our advisers are level 4 qualified and regulated to provide expert financial advice.
What protection do I have?
We don’t hold client money, other than any fees you pay us directly.
As for your investment, as you may know, there will almost always be a degree of risk – your fund may go down in value as well as up, and you may not get back what you invested. To help manage your risk exposure, we’ll always ask you to complete our risk profiler. This helps us determine which products might be right for you.
Your investment is also generally covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (www.fscs.org.uk)
We’re highly regulated for your peace of mind. This means that our advice is backed by professional indemnity insurance. We’re also a member of The Openwork Partnership, one of the largest financial advice networks in the UK.
If you’re ever unhappy with anything we do, please let us know so that we can resolve it quickly. If that doesn’t work for you, you can register a complaint through our network – The Openwork Partnership.
If you’re still not satisfied, you can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service (www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk).
What’s more, we have robust systems in place designed to protect your data. We’re registered with the ICO and any data you share with us is used only in accordance with our data protection disclaimer.