Do people trust you?

“OF COURSE THEY DO!” I hear you shout indignantly! Because trust sits at the heart of a financial adviser’s business. It’s that critical ingredient that you can’t survive without, but unfortunately you can’t just go out and buy it, or even simply ask for it. It can only be earned by what you do, and […]

What are your goals for this year?

2020 is well underway and everyone is hard at work to make this year your best year yet. Some advisers take a very structured approach to business planning, others prefer a bit more of a “seat of the pants” approach! The latter group give a bit of thought to the upcoming year, but sometimes find […]

How will you justify your trail in future?

The time is fast approaching when it will be mandatory to display your commission levels on your website. It’s quite unclear at this stage how most firms will approach this, due to the bewildering number of options available in the market. But display them, you will have to. Are you likely to get lots of […]

5 ways to increase your income in 2020

A new year, a new decade. Most advisers are pretty much flat out, looking after your clients and building a better and more durable business. Growing your business remains front and centre for most of you, so here are five high-level areas that can help you achieve your growth goals. While some of the thoughts […]

How do you stop your clients from blowing up their plans?

I hear the stories from advisers every day… the client who simply knows better, who knows that now is the time to enter / exit the markets or to switch asset allocations because of a stroke of genius that they have had. I’m not proud to admit it, but I have been that client too, […]

Are you happy your value and cost propositions are right?

Lots of the conversations that we’re having with financial advisers are in relation to the ongoing value you are providing, and the cost being charged for delivery of that value. However if we are to be completely truthful, it doesn’t always start out from that point…. Quite a number of the conversations start out from […]