Planning for your Financial Future

Please don’t delay… it’s never too soon to act!

Further Education is no longer free and if your children, or grandchildren, hope to attend a private school or go on to university then you should give serious thought to the likely cost and how this can be funded. We can help you understand the financial implications of university fees (particularly the changes that will take place for the 2012 intake) and arrange your investment strategy to include a provision for this expense.

Mortgages – there are always many deals available and it is important to secure the best possible arrangement for your circumstances. A recent survey demonstrated that a large proportion of us suffer from lethargy and continue to pay excessive variable interest rates, when there are more competitive deals available. Argyle has computerised access to all UK mortgage deals, available at any point in time and will be happy to examine your current arrangements.

Life cover and other forms of protection are often a cause for confusion. Therefore, it is important to establish precisely what cover you already have… it may have been taken out by yourself, or you might be covered through an employer’s policy. Argyle can check whether your existing arrangements are still appropriate to your circumstances and whether more (or less) cover is actually required.

Pension provision is a serious subject which we talk to our clients about on a regular basis. We can not stress strongly enough the importance of understanding your pension arrangements and what it will mean in terms of an income at retirement. We will ask about your pension plans at each annual Review, but are also happy to discuss this with you at any other time.

Life expectation has increased significantly over the past few decades and there are now several important factors to consider, such as inflationary pressure and the impact of failing health. It is more important now than ever before to manage your money properly… before and AFTER you have retired.

Death is a subject that few of us wish to contemplate, but it is important that those who are left behind are well catered for, by establishing a will and through careful Inheritance Tax Planning. In essence, you need to ensure that the Inland Revenue receives as little as possible from your estate after your death. There are several ways of approaching this subject and we can assist you to focus upon the different options.