Financial planning for the life you want to live

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Financial planning is the process of aligning your needs, values and personal goals with every aspect of your finances. It gives you a complete picture of where you are now and where you can get to in the future.

Armed with a detailed road map, you’ll have all our recommendations to make confident, informed choices about your short-term goals and longer-term future.

For many, receiving professional financial advice it’s a liberating and inspiring process that brings certainty and peace of mind. For others, it brings the realisation that they have the resources to achieve more in life than they’d ever thought possible.

It will answer questions like: Can I retire early? Can we afford to pay school fees and move to a bigger home? Will I be able to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? Will I have an Inheritance Tax liability?

Whatever your questions or your life goals, financial planning will give you the answers you need, allow you to focus on what’s important and give you the freedom to enjoy life, wherever it may take you.

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Our financial planning services

Find out more about how our expert financial advice can support you in various areas of your life

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Retirement Planning

Whether you’re planning for a quiet retirement or a noisy one, are looking to start up a new business or travel, you’ll need to ensure you have sufficient funds to make it a reality. However you intend to spend your days, our financial advisors can help you create a flexible plan which will allow you to enjoy them the way you want to.

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Tax Planning

Trying to get your head around how tax works is daunting, especially in the case of Inheritance Tax where there can be large sums at stake. Your personal financial advisor will help you to assess your options and create a strategy that is as tax-efficient as possible.

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Estate Planning

After a lifetime of hard work, your priorities are likely to change from growing your wealth to preserving it and passing it on to the people who really matter to you, at the right time. We are here to discuss your wishes and find the best options for you, your loved ones and your estate.

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Life-stage Planning

Life is full of both anticipated and unexpected events. Our bespoke financial planning service can give you sound advice at every stage in life’s journey; from launching your career and getting on the property ladder to preparing for retirement and helping out future generations. We’ll be there with you to look after your finances, so you can focus on living life to the full.

Expert financial advice on a range of products

Our financial advisors have plenty of experience offering support and guidance on a wide spectrum of products, including:

Stakeholder Pensions

Onshore & Offshore Investment Bonds

Personal Pensions

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)

Annuities

Venture Capital Trusts (VCT)

Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs)

Business Relief Schemes

ISAs

Collective Investments

Investment Trusts

Life Insurance and Health Insurance


However, our financial planners cannot provide advice on mortgages, individual shares or structured deposits.

The financial planning process

When you come to us for expert financial advice, you can expect a simple, logical process that is designed to offer unwavering support and meet your every need. Here’s how it works:

1. Client Engagement

Your financial advisor will find out what you want and gain an understanding of your hopes, goals and fears. This first step is all about you, not your money.

2. Discovery

We’ll then establish your current financial position. This will include working out your assets and liabilities, income and expenses.

3. Analysis & Research

At this stage, your financial advisor will assess all the information they’ve gathered and figure out what is working and what can be improved.

4. Presentation

We’ll deliver a detailed written report, including justifications for the recommendations we have made. You’ll then agree with your financial planner on how you wish to move forward.

5. Implementation

Your advisor will take on the responsibility of putting any changes into action.

6. Review

The process doesn’t stop at implementation. Your financial advisor will reassess your plan at least once a year to make sure it continues to work for you.

82% of Certified Financial Planner professionals expect increased demand for their services over the next five years

This is due to a rise in the number of people preparing for retirement, an increased consumer awareness of financial planning services and a greater demand among younger generations.

* Financial Planning Standards Board, 2017

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Why choose Investec for financial planning?

  • We see the real you

    One size does not fit all when it comes to looking after your finances. We believe that starting each relationship with a blank piece of paper and no products to sell is the best way to get to know you.

  • We’ll stay with you

    Creating and implementing your plan is just the start of our relationship with you. As we get to know you and your needs as a family, your financial advisor will regularly review your life goals. So, if your circumstances change over time we make sure your plan will always keep pace.

  • We know what’s important

    Money matters but life matters more. When clients stop thinking about money and focus on what they can do in life, we know we're doing a good job.

  • We’re local

    Even in our global, digital world, you can’t beat local, convenient and personal. With our network of offices across the UK, we have dedicated and experienced teams near you who know you and your area. We can visit you whenever you need us, supporting you with friendly, expert financial advice.

  • We’re open and honest

    We believe strongly in disclosure. We’ll always be clear with you about the cost of financial advice – both initially and ongoing – as well as associated costs such as product fees or transactional charges. We don’t charge for an initial meeting, so you can relax and talk to us openly, without the fear of receiving an unexpected bill.

  • You can count on us

    Investec is a brand with an impeccable reputation. We’re one of the very few banks to come through the financial crisis with its reputation intact, we’ve been operating for almost 200 years and all of our financial planners are highly qualified experts in their field.

Financial planning - frequently asked questions

We know how important your money is to you, and how it can shape your future as well as that of your loved ones. We also understand that seeking professional financial advice is a big step – and one that should be taken carefully. With that in mind, we’ve provided answers to some key questions regarding our financial planning services.

  • How much does financial advice cost?

    We will usually cover the cost of our first meeting, so you won’t have to worry about being stung with an unexpected bill after that first chat. From there, we will typically charge an upfront fee for providing an analysis of your finances and the recommendations we make off the back of that. If you wish to retain us as your financial planner, we will charge an ongoing fee for those services.

    You can find more information on the cost of our services on page 16 of our financial planning explainer document.

  • Do I need the help of a financial planner if I’m already retired?

    We firmly believe that financial planning in retirement is equally as important as it is for retirement. With life expectancy increasing, what you have saved up by the time you stop working may have to last you a little bit longer. It’s vital that you’re in a position to enjoy your retirement to the full, and sound financial advice can help you make the most of your later years.

  • Where else can I get financial advice?

    It’s possible to tackle elements of financial planning without the help of a professional. For example, the likes of Money Helper and Citizens Advice offer a wealth of useful resources that may provide some of the basic information you need to make decisions.

    However, it can be a complex task to take on alone. That’s where the services of a professional, personal financial advisor can prove invaluable. They can create a flexible, tailored plan that suits your needs perfectly, while they’ll be in a position to make adaptations to suit any changes in your circumstances.

    And if you come to us for financial advice, we’ll review a wide range of products, services and providers across the market – not just our own. From there, we’ll recommend the solution that we believe will best work for you – whether that’s an Investec service or not.

How can I make wealth management work for me?

Wealth planning and management means you can allow your finances to support your life goals. Whether that be preparing for retirement, providing for your loved ones or making your money more tax-efficient, our wealth planning services can help you realise your ambitions.

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About Investec Wealth & Investment PDF 1.9 MB
Financial Planning Explained PDF
Financial Planning Terms & Conditions (effective from 1st September 2020) PDF 776.29 KB