How we charge

Not many financial advisers publish their fees on their websites. We do, because we believe in being transparent about how we charge for the work we do.

We also completely believe in the value we provide to our clients. In fact, research published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) shows that those who receive professional financial advice boost their wealth by an average of £47,000*

Our clients have also told us how much they appreciate our advice and guidance – just take a look at their testimonials below.

We can offer a planning only service, without the requirement to take ongoing advice. However, we can provide the best value to those clients who choose to work with us over the long term.

* ILC Report: Peace of mind: Understanding the non-financial value of financial advice, written 16/11/2020.

Below are details of how we charge for each step of your journey with us:

1. Discover

The first step is to find out how your journey might look! We’ll discuss your financial objectives and goals, uncovering your priorities and timelines for achieving them. Where we are considering your investment needs, we’ll discuss your attitude and experience of investing, as well as the level of risk you can afford to take.

Our charges

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey. All of the time we invest at the ‘discover’ stage is entirely at our expense.

2. Research & advice

With the information we have obtained from the ‘discover’ stage, we will create a plan which aims to achieve your financial goals. We’ll investigate which products will be most suitable for your needs. At this point, we will agree on the initial and ongoing fees required to deliver your plan.

Our charges

Investments and Pensions, Option 1: A percentage(%) of the amount invested. Please note that tese are maximums for each tier, which means actual charges will be case dependent and probably lower.

£0 -> £250,000: 3% Maximum charge £7,500

£250,001 -> £500,000: 2% Maximum charge £5,000

£500,001 -> £750,000: 1% Maximum charge £2,500

£750,001 -> £1,000,000: 1% Maximum charge £2,500

Over £1,000,000: 0% Maximum charge £0

The overall charge in this example would be £17,500 and assumes the maximum charge has been applied to each tier.

Investments and Pensions, Option 2: Per hour. We will provide you with a bespoke estimate of the time required before we commence any work and will not charge for any further work unless agreed with you. Typically, the charge is £250 per hour, (no VAT when we act as an intermediary between a client and a product provider).

The time taken to undertake the work will depend on the complexity of the matter. For instance, a single ISA recommendation will typically take 4 hours and an IHT solution involving several recommendations will typically take 20 hours.

Investments and Pensions, Option 3: Fixed charge. We will confirm the fee amount once we have scoped the task and amount of work due.

Mortgages

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey. All of the time we invest up to this point is entirely at our expense.

Equity Release Mortgages

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey. All of the time we invest up to this point is entirely at our expense.

3. Implementation

We recommend and implement your strategy after explaining it to you. We will assist in the completion of any relevant paperwork, ensuring the documentation is processed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our charges

Investments and Pensions

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey. All of the time we invest at this stage is entirely at our expense.

Mortgages

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey, but we do charge a minimum of £800 when you receive your mortgage offer. Our minimum total earnings must be £1,500, some of which we will receive from the mortgage lender. You will be notified of this when we provide you with the mortgage illustration from the recommended lender.

For difficult mortgages or ones with poor credit, please speak to us for a bespoke quote.

Equity Release Mortgages

There is no charge to you for this step of your journey, but we do charge a minimum of £1,000 when you receive your mortgage offer. Our minimum total earnings must be £1,500, some of which we will receive from the mortgage lender. You will be notified of this when we provide you with the mortgage illustration from the recommended lender.

4. Ongoing service

We build long-lasting trusted business relationships with all of our clients. Whilst optional, we recommend that you continue to work with us to review your investment and pension planning on a regular basis, to ensure that they match your changing goals and objectives.

Our charges

Investments and Pensions

We will charge you a percentage of your total funds under management. This will be up to a maximum of 1% per annum. These fees can be paid to us by you or will be deducted from your investment by the product provider and paid to our network, 2plan wealth management.

Mortgages

There is no ongoing fee paid to us.

Equity Release Mortgages

There is no ongoing fee paid to us.

Please note that we do not charge VAT for our services where we act as an intermediary between you and a product provider.

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