Financial Planning Advice
Unlike Financial Advice, which typically considers one or two subjects in isolation and at a point in time, our Financial Planning services in Colchester are part of an ongoing and evolving process which evaluate the consequences that a course of action may have on your holistic financial plan.
Creating a financial plan includes looking at your financial future, identifying your goals in life (short, medium and long term), prioritising them and devising a strategy to help you best achieve them in the most tax efficient way. Of course, this can be complex and for many, there will be hurdles that need to be overcome too.
Financial planning is about getting organised for every eventuality and having a plan in place to provide you with peace of mind and a sense of financial security, putting you in control of your finances rather than letting your finances control you.
Our team of award-winning Chartered financial advisers based in Colchester provide the care and attention your financial plan requires to ensure it’s a success, not to mention specific financial advice regarding a particular moment/event/investment at a specific point in time throughout your life.
To understand what working with us looks like initially, please watch this short video.
It is a cyclical process to be regularly reviewed and updated as can be seen from the Six Steps below:
An initial meeting in which we identify the factual and personal information needed to begin the process of writing a financial plan. This is in effect your personal balance sheet.
A discussion in which we explore and understand your personal and financial goals, objectives and timescales, as well as your attitude to risk.
The analysis of all the hard and soft facts as well as the implications of your risk profile.
The preparation of a draft report containing analysis and outline proposals for further discussion.
Discussion and agreement with you as to the final Report. This includes priorities, action to be taken and liaison with other professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, culminating in the implementation of the agreed plan.
An annual meeting with you to review, monitor, re-assess and implement further action as necessary.