Will investors make mistakes if they don’t get financial advice about the new pension options?

The proposed changes to pension rules announced in the Budget surprised just about everybody. Those with personal pensions or other defined contribution pension schemes will have far more choice about how they take their benefits. While buying an annuity has been the default option for most people looking to take income from their pension, many […]

7 April 2014 by Patrick Connolly

Expert Opinion


Decided to go it alone? Are you sure you wouldn’t be better off with financial advice?

It has been well documented that there has been a rise in the number of people who are making financial transactions without advice. There isn’t much you can’t do on an execution-only basis now. You can invest in pensions and ISAs, take out life assurance and income protection, buy an annuity and even go into […]

17 February 2014 by Patrick Connolly