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Good financial decision-making can enhance your lifetime standard of living. We can advise you in the following areas...

Retirement planning | Building an effective investment portfolio | Protection & insurance | Inheritance tax | Long-term care | Mortgages | Financial advice for your business | Wealth management | Taxation planning | Equity release

We are here to make sure you get the financial advice you need, tailored to your individual circumstances, goals and aspirations. Tenet is one of the UK’s largest adviser groups so we have hundreds of financial advisers and mortgage brokers across the country who can help you with your financial planning – all who receive high quality support and backing from us.

Our advisers are qualified in a number of different areas, so below is a brief overview of the services available. Please note, not all advisers are qualified in all areas.

Your adviser will conduct a thorough fact find to ensure they understand your needs and will explain this to you as part of their service, so that you fully understand the benefits and terms related to their recommendations. If you do have any questions or concerns, no matter how trivial they are, please ask your financial adviser and they will be happy to help.

Retirement planning

We can help you make the right choices

Whether you are looking to the future and need to set up a pension, are planning your retirement or you have already retired, a financial adviser can help you put together a financial plan that is tailored to you. They will consider your individual circumstances and goals and the type of retirement you would like.

And, with the new found freedom now available to retirees, giving access to pension pots when they reach 55 or retire, a financial adviser can help you make the right choices so that you don’t end up in a difficult position later down the line in life.

As part of the service, your adviser will talk you through all your options, including the support available to you from the State, so that you take full advantage of any financial benefits which are available to you.

NOTE: A pension is a long-term investment. The fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.

Building an effective investment portfolio

Expert help could make your future bright

If you are looking to invest for the future, your financial adviser can help you put together an investment portfolio that meets your objectives. Whether you like to take risks with the aim to generate higher returns, or you don’t like to take risks but still like the idea of getting better returns from your money than what’s available via traditional savings accounts, an adviser will recommend the right investment solutions for you. It goes without saying that they’ll help you make the most of any tax allowances that are available, such as Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) which enable you to shelter some of your savings from the taxman.

NOTE: The value of investments and the income from them may go down. You may not get back the original amount invested.

Protection and insurance for you and your loved ones

Having the right cover could be the best investment you make

Your financial adviser can help make sure you are financially protected against the things that life could throw at you. We know it isn’t an easy subject to think about, however, once in place, insurance and protection are designed to give you peace of mind.

There’s a wide range of different types of insurance and protection available and different levels of cover. Whether you need to set up life cover to provide a lump sum to your loved ones upon your death, critical illness cover to provide a lump sum to you if you are diagnosed with a critical illness, need a policy to provide an income in the event you are unable to work due to an accident or sickness, or need home insurance which is designed to protect your home and its contents, your adviser can help make sure you have the right level of protection for your needs.

NOTE: The plan will have no cash in value at any time and will cease at the end of the term. If premiums are not maintained, then cover will lapse.

Critical illness plans may not cover all the definitions of a critical illness. The definitions vary between product providers and will be described in the key features and policy document if you go ahead with a plan.

Inheritance tax planning

Keep more of your hard earned money for your family and loved ones

When you consider that in the event of your death, anything you leave your loved ones over the IHT allowance is charged at 40%, it is a lot of money for the taxman. The current allowance is £325,000 for 2020/21 tax year.

It’s worth saying at this point that when calculating the value of your estate, it includes your house, car, savings, valuables etc., so please don’t fall into the trap of thinking inheritance tax doesn’t affect you.

However, through careful planning that’s tailored to your individual needs, you can mitigate inheritance tax, and in some cases avoid it altogether. For example, by arranging investments into trust, using life policies or changing your will, to name just a few, there are a number of potential means of reducing any tax bill.  Additionally, a new ‘main residence nil rate band’ is being introduced on a phased basis starting in 2017/18. This allows a residential property to be left to one or more direct descendants upon death, to the value of the net value of the property (less liabilities such as a mortgage) or the band limit, whichever is the lower.

NOTE: The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate inheritance tax & trust planning and will writing.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation, are subject to change.

Long-term care planning

Making the right decisions will help you achieve peace of mind

Helping a loved one come to terms with the thought of long-term care or planning your own provision can be very difficult in itself, but this stress can be made much worse when it comes to ensuring care costs can be met.

Whether you are planning on getting the right care in your own home and/or helping other family members who need care, you will need to think about how it will be paid for. A financial adviser who provides long-term care advice can provide expertise and assistance on planning the financial aspects of paying for care, including eligibility for NHS and state benefits and addressing any IHT mitigation.


With so many mortgages to choose from, let our advisers help you make the right choice

A mortgage is probably the largest financial commitment you are likely to make, so a mortgage broker, or financial adviser who advises on mortgages, can help make sure you get the right one for your needs and ensure you do not pay over the odds.

Our appointed representatives have access to literally hundreds of different mortgages from across the market and use their knowledge and expertise to search through this myriad of different deals to find the right one for you.  They have access to the major lenders, such as banks and building societies, as well as mortgage deals which aren’t normally available to consumers directly.

NOTE: A mortgage is a loan secured against your home or property. Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it.

Your adviser may charge a fee for their mortgage service. Make sure you ask for details.

Financial advice for your business

If you thought losing a key employee wouldn’t impact your business, it’s time to think again

Businesses require specialist financial advice, such as making sure key people are protected in case of illness or death, help with the setting up of a group pension scheme or group protection cover for your staff.

Pension auto enrolment is a hot topic at present, so if you run a business that employs staff, your adviser can help you set up and run an employee pension scheme that meets the stringent requirements of The Pensions Regulator and which fits the specific needs of your business.

A financial adviser can provide the financial advice you need for you and your business.

NOTE: The Pensions Regulator is the Statutory Regulator for workplace pensions.

The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate auto enrolment.

Wealth management

We can give you the financial advice you need

Wealth management services are usually designed for clients with at least £250k of invested assets. As such, clients are likely to primarily be concerned with minimising the amount of tax they pay on their investments and wealth preservation.

With invested assets of this value, the financial affairs could be relatively complex and require a more attentive service where your adviser may need to work with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplined team.

NOTE: The value of investments and the income from them may go down. You may not get back the original amount invested.

Taxation planning

Effective planning can help you keep more of your money from the taxman’s grasp

There are numerous ways that you can make the most of the tax allowances available and keep more of your money out of the taxman’s hands. Your adviser can use their expertise to review your situation and objectives, and then put together an effective plan to help you make the most of the opportunities available.

When you consider the additional 45% income tax, up to 28% capital gains tax for higher rate tax payers and even 40% inheritance tax, there is lot to be gained by getting expert help.

NOTE: The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate inheritance tax planning or taxation advice.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation, are subject to change.

Equity release

If you are thinking about unlocking the value in your home, good advice could be worth its weight in gold

Equity release refers to a range of products that let you access the equity (cash) tied up in your home if you are over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both.

There are two equity release options:

  • Lifetime mortgage: you take out a mortgage secured on your property provided it is your main residence, while retaining ownership. You can choose to ring-fence some of the value of your property as an inheritance for your family. You can choose to make repayments or let the interest roll-up. The loan amount and any accrued interest is paid back when you die or when you move into long-term care.
  • Home reversion: you sell part, or all, of your home to a home reversion provider in return for a lump sum or regular payments. You have the right to continue living in the property until you die, rent free, but you have to agree to maintain and insure it. You can ring-fence a percentage of your property for later use, possibly for inheritance. The percentage you retain will always remain the same regardless of the change in property values, unless you decide to take further cash releases. At the end of the plan your property is sold and the sale proceeds are shared according to the remaining proportions of ownership.

There are plenty of things to consider before releasing equity from your home as you will be reducing the amount of inheritance available for your family, so before taking a big step it is sensible to take professional financial advice.

Your adviser can help ensure you understand all the implications of any decision and make sure your future is as comfortable as possible with the best equity release products to meet your needs.

NOTE: Equity Release may require a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan. To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration.

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