Working people

Working People

You may be many years away from retirement. You might be raising a family; perhaps considering private education, and therefore wondering how to cover school fees. You may be working your way up the career ladder, or running your own business. What all of our clients have in common is the desire to plan for tomorrow, whilst enjoying today!

How can we help?

We will:

  • Assess your current financial situation
  • Understand your goals and aspirations for the short term and the long term
  • Formulate a financial plan to help you to achieve your goals
  • Deliver the plan, managing the relevant paperwork and ensuring that it’s implemented as smoothly as possible
  • Offer regular reviews of your situation and adapt your plan if necessary, ensuring that there’s a back-up plan for the unexpected!

Having a financial plan in place will give you the confidence to face the future. We’ll provide you with bespoke, one-to-one support to ensure that your plan will work for you and your family.

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

Relevant services

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement and putting money into your pension. We’ll help you understand the important questions, including:

  • How much do I need to save now to retire comfortably?
  • Will I be able to do everything I want in retirement?
  • When can I afford to retire?
  • Can I lower my pension charges to achieve a larger fund in retirement?

With access to the entire market, we can provide a pension plan which meets your individual needs.

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

There’s a huge range of investment options available; deposit accounts, stocks and shares ISAs, unit trusts, OEICs, investment bonds, structured products and more. All clients want to know the best way to invest their money, however, the best approach is rarely simple, and has to be appropriate to the individual and their attitude to risk. We undertake diligent research and present our advice in a concise, understandable way. We focus on recommending products and investment portfolios that have the following features:

  • Performance is consistent with risk levels
  • Charges which reflect value for money
  • Tax efficiency

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

If you are moving home, considering buying your business premises or simply looking for the best re-mortgage deal, we can provide mortgages for the following property types:

  • Residential
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Let-to-Buy
  • Self-Build

We have access to the whole of the mortgage market. This means that we will find a competitive product for you which is the most appropriate for your needs. We do not advise on commercial mortgages or bridging loans, but have established links with commercial lenders who we can refer you to.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up payments on your mortgage.

When it comes to planning for the unexpected, it’s essential that you consider protection. This will provide an income for you or your family should you die, become seriously ill or are unable to work. We offer independent advice on various insurance products including:

  • Life assurance
  • Accident, sickness and unemployment cover
  • Income protection/permanent health insurance (PHI)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Serious illness cover
  • Private medical/health insurance

We’ll ensure that your policies are appropriate to your needs and provide good value for money. We can often replace existing policies for ones with lower premiums.

Helping you plan for today, tomorrow and the unexpected

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"Mark has provided long term investment advice for my wife and I for a number of years. Our annual review takes a detailed look at our ongoing financial goals, changes to our financial position and any changes to our risk profile to ensure that our investments continue to meet our needs. Mark explains the investment evaluation process in simple terms to ensure we are comfortable with the choices we make. There is no pressure as all the decisions are ours. We are happy to continue using Mark as our adviser."

David Bull

A client since 2021

Basingstoke

08/11/2021

"Mark was very helpful with helping me aquire income protection insurance. Will definitely be using his services again. "

Josh Hern

A client since 2022

Basingstoke

23/07/2022

"Mark has advised me for a number of years and recently helped with my pension. His advice on this area was clear and importantly he helped to use understandable language when explaining the various options that were availble to me. Everything was completed in a timely manner and going forward I feel in good hands for my financial needs and advice."

Joe Allnutt

A client since 2009

St Mary Bourne

10/08/2022

"Mark has provided excellent financial advice to my wife and I over the last 7 years. The decisions we make are well explained and always in our best interest based on our detailed discussions. Mark prides himself on knowing our long term financial goals and as such can always explain the best course of action. I go to Mark when making any significant financial decision as I feel comfortable he will listen and advise accordingly. The benefit of Mark’s good financial advice and planning helps give security and confidence for our future."

Andy Winnett

A client since 2014

Andover

22/07/2022

"Thanks for the advice about transferring my pension, which is now paying a monthly sum into my bank account. After checking on the Unbiased platform and FCA website before going ahead, we had a couple of face to face meetings to explain the process, and after listening to what I wanted to achieve, you advised me of the best way forward. I am very pleased to say that I am happy with the advice and work you carried out for me and would recommend you."

Anonymous

A client since 2022

Basingstoke

11/08/2022

Reviews and Ratings for Financial adviser Mark Bastable, Salisbury