Financial advice - Financial Conduct Authority

Financial advice

Last Modified: 13/01/2016
If you are looking to make an investment, buy a financial product or plan for the longer term you might benefit from seeing a financial adviser. Find out more about finding and using an adviser.

A financial adviser can help you make important decisions about your money and plan for the future, but you should be confident the advice you get is right for you.

We recently made improvements to the way you get advice that mean you now:

  • know how much advice costs;
  • know what you are paying for; and
  • get improved professional standards.

You can do many financial planning tasks yourself, using free information and tools on websites like Money Advice Service. You can start by reviewing your day-to-day finances, setting a budget and some financial goals and, in most cases, working to clear your expensive debts.

A bank or building society may also provide basic information or guidance to help you deal with your money, but make sure it is clear how much this will cost you.

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