Financial Advice

As financial advisers, we provide individuals and businesses with practical and relevant solutions to help them to meet their financial objectives. Some of the key areas we advise on are listed below. Simply click on the relevant box to read more. Of course, we’ll be happy to discuss your own personal situation and goals with you.

When planning your finances, it is important to distinguish between savings and investments. Savings are generally funds that you set aside that can be accessed relatively quickly. These savings are often for a specific need or purchase, like a holiday or a new car. The most common way of saving is into a bank account (‘deposit’ account) where the money can be accessed in an emergency, and for every £1 you put in, you will get £1 back and possibly some interest. In other words, the original capital is guaranteed.

Investments are designed to be held for a longer-term, usually at least 5 years. You need to be comfortable with tying up this money for a period of time and should not consider investments unless you have some savings in place. Most investments are not guaranteed to return your money in full, although do offer the prospect of potentially higher returns than deposit accounts. Returns, risk and volatility are the factors that will determine a suitable place for your investments. 

The value of investments may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.

Pensions are designed to enable you to save sufficient money during your working life to provide an income stream for you to live comfortably after you have retired.

There are many different ‘tools’ used to save for retirement, the taxation and investment elements of pensions can appear baffling. We specialise in explaining, recommending and monitoring pensions for you. The most common sources of pension income to provide for your retirement are: - 

  • Single Tier State Pension
  • Basic State Pension
  • An occupational pension
  • Personal pensions schemes

Financial products are sometimes at their most useful when they are protecting our families, our incomes or our property.

Whilst insuring ourselves against an undesirable event such as sickness or death, may not be a pleasant thing to think about, the benefit of being able to set financial issues aside at emotionally difficult times cannot be overlooked.

There are various ways in which a family can protect itself, and because of the large range of products available, there is usually an appropriate policy for most circumstances, and most budgets.

We can help with many ways to protect your family and your standard of living when you need it most. We can help with -

  • Life Protection
  • Business Protection
  • Income Protection

Stephen Fry offers independent financial services advice including financial protection, retirement and investment products. Stephen has worked in Financial Services for 34 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the market.

To arrange an appointment with Stephen you can call him direct on 07786061838 or email him steve@daviescraddock.co.uk  

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