Fixed fee investment & financial advisers

Fixed-Fee Financial & Investment Advisers

We believe in fair value for our financial planning services. Our fixed fees are designed to be transparent and are not contingent upon completion of our advice.

During our discovery conversations, we explain our Schedule of Initial Advice Fees.

This schedule identifies what you pay, broken down by advice types and additional transaction fees.

Fixed-fees are determined by the complexity of the work and the time it takes to complete, not the fund value of your investment.

Our fixed-fees are agreed upon by both parties. Before agreement, we examine:

  • Your preference for fee calculations
  • Your payment preferences
  • Tax-efficient payment plans

Fees will be discussed and agreed with you before we proceed with any work.

How much does independent financial advice cost?

Cash flow forecast

Conducted by one of our experienced financial planners, cash flow modelling provides you with clarity on your current financial position and what it might mean for the future.

Cash flow Cost of financial planning and analysis
Cash flow analysis of your current position(one scenario) £500 fixed fee
Detailed cash flow forecast (multiple scenarios; price depends on number of scenarios required) £1,850 to £3,000

Core advice segments

Core advice segments Cost of financial planning Cost of advice
Cash to investments and pensions N/A Advice segment fee between £2,000 to £5,000
Investment and Defined Contribution pensions review £1,850 to £6,000
Protection Planning Each segment fee between £1,850 to £3,000
Inheritance tax overview
Structured deposits
Long-term care planning

During the financial planning stage we will undertake a thorough review of your existing investments and pensions to assess whether they are suitable for meeting your financial planning objectives as you have outlined them to us. 

Our minimum fee for reviewing a single investment or pension arrangement is £1,850. Each subsequent plan will incur an additional charge as follows:

Plan Fee
ISA £200
GIA £250-£450 (depending in complexity)
DC Pension £400
Onshore/Offshore bond £500

The plan with the highest fee tariff will be charged first.

For more complex work, our fees are split into two stages: financial planning and financial advice.

The fee charged will be based on the time and complexity of:

  • The number of policies under review,
  • Complexity of the policy structures,
  • Technical expertise required from the team,
  • Complexity of the recommended solution.

Having completed the financial planning stage we will prepare our financial advice which includes any changes we feel should be made to your existing arrangements and our recommended solutions.

The applicable advice fee for would vary dependent on a number of factors, including:

  • Complexity of solution (type and number of underlying strategies required to meet individual circumstances and objectives)
  • Number of plans/schemes under review
  • Time and technical input required

For examples of how different services are charged in practice please see section six of our fee document by clicking here.

Specialist financial planning services

We offer a number of specialist financial planning services which are outlined below. The charge for Stage 2 will depend on the complexity of the solution.

Alternative investing for tax planning and diversification

This service is available for clients who, due to their level of investable wealth or circumstances have a need for more sophisticated tax planning strategies.

Planning stages Cost of financial planning, including investment advice

Stage 1
Assessment and discussion document (including cash flow forecast)

£2,500 + VAT
This fee includes 3 cash flow scenarios; there will be an extra £500 fee applied per additional scenario

Stage 2
Advice and recommendation

Advice segment fee between £2,000 to £5,000

Inheritance tax review service

Planning stages Cost of financial planning, including investment advice

Stage 1
Assessment and discussion document (including cash flow forecast)

£2,500 + VAT
This fee includes 3 cash flow scenarios; there will be an extra £500 fee applied per additional scenario

Stage 2
Advice and recommendation

Advice segment fee between £2,000 to £5,000

Equity release

Planning stages Cost of financial planning, including investment advice

Stage 1
Assessment and discussion

Advice fees ranging from £5,000 to £30,000 determined by the complexity of your needs.

Stage 2
Advice and recommendation

Lifetime Allowance planning

Planning stages Cost of financial planning, including investment advice

Stage 1
Assessment and discussion document (including cash flow forecast)

£2,000 + VAT

Stage 2
Advice and recommendation

Advice fees ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 plus VAT determined by the complexity of your pension arrangements.

Defined Benefit Pension review

Defined Benefit pension review Cost of financial planning, including investment advice
Abridged Advice Service
We will review your personal circumstances and retirement objectives to assess whether a transfer may be potentially suitable for you. An Abridged Advice Service provides one of two outcomes:

1. A personal recommendation not to transfer

2. Confirmation that more detailed analysis is required and that you will require our Full Advice Service

Fixed fee
£995 + VAT
Full Advice Service
We will complete more detailed analysis of both your financial position using cash flow modelling and your pension scheme benefits to determine whether a transfer is suitable for you.
If you have already engaged in our Abridged Advice Service we will reduce our Full Advice fee accordingly.
Fixed fee
£9,500 +VAT
This fee includes the review of one Defined Benefit pension scheme; an additional fee of £2,000 per scheme will apply for multiple schemes

For more detailed information about our approach to Defined Benefit Pension Reviews, please get in contact with us or download a copy of our Defined Benefit Pension Transfers Guide.

Financial Planning Only service

Starting from £3,750 per annum

We have our own highly qualified investment team in place to ensure that the investment solutions we offer are suitable for the needs of our clients . However, we recognise that some individuals prefer to manage their own portfolios or to maintain an existing investment management relationship but need assistance in structuring and maintaining their financial arrangements. We are able to offer a Financial Planning Only service which provides the following core services:

Ongoing services included in our Financial Planning only service

Ongoing Services

  • Regular Review Meetings
    Ensure that your financial plan remains suitable for your needs
  • Cash flow Updates
    Ensure your plan remains on track
  • Financial Planning
    Advice on the funding of your tax efficient allowances
  • Client Portal and App
    For the secure exchange of documents
  • Tax and legislative updates
    which may impact your financial plan

We are happy to provide a bespoke financial planning only service whereby additional services can be added to our core service menu on request – annual fee by agreement.

Other services

Ongoing service fees will be agreed separately and in addition to advice segments.

For more detail on the services we provide, please read our fee document by clicking here.

VAT

At the outset VAT will be charged in addition to the fees outlined above. There are some circumstances where VAT is not chargeable upon wealth planning intermediation, for example, when we introduce you to a product provider.

Please note that should you subsequently proceed with the implementation of our investment recommendations then VAT may not apply. 

Should you have any other planning requirements not listed here, we will be happy to discuss them with you and agree a personalised arrangement.

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