Did you know it’s Pension Awareness Week?

14th to 18th September 2020 I think one thing that many would agree on, is that the world of pensions is very complicated. How much to save? What options are available for saving? How do I take my pension? This week marks Pension Awareness Week, with 15th September being Pension… Read More

An update on the witnessing of wills

Matt Parr of Shakespeare Martineau was kind enough to write an article for our latest newsletter, summarising the importance of, but also how it’s still possible in the current climate to have both Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney drafted. Within a few days, showing how quickly things can change… Read More

The Importance of Chartered

The Importance of Chartered Here at Jane Smith Financial Planning, we’re very proud to hold Chartered Financial Planner status.  The exciting news is that July marked the start of our fifth year holding this accreditation, what’s often referred to as the “gold standard” in our profession. But, why is… Read More

Advice vs Planning

The job titles of Financial Adviser and Financial Planner are often thought to be one and the same. Often when I meet new people, they ask what I do. When I explain that I’m a Financial Planner, they might comment “Oh, I work with someone like you; so and so… Read More


VouchedFor is an online directory, listing financial planners and advisers in your local area. To provide a true reflection of the service they offer, firms are rated by their clients. A while ago we asked you to complete reviews and since then we have asked you to update these reviews… Read More

Can I still make a Will despite Lockdown?

Guest Blog – Matt Parr from Shakespeare Martineau Making a Will is important and so solicitors who prepare Wills have been classified as key workers to enable us to continue offering our services to clients who need them. Now more than ever, ensuring their affairs are in order and… Read More