financial advice myths and misconceptions

Financial advice: Myths and misconceptions

27-10-2022

Many people understand what a professional, regulated financial advisor does and the benefits of speaking to one. But at the same time, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding financial planning, which often put people off getting advice themselves. We wanted to explore some of the most common myths we hear around this issue and…

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How to find the right financial adviser for you

12-10-2022

Considering speaking with a financial adviser? This can often raise a range of questions and you may even be wondering how to find a financial adviser that suits you. Find out how you can confidently choose the right financial adviser for you. According to research by the Financial Conduct Authority, only 8% of people in…

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Don’t Leave Retirement Planning too Late

08-07-2022

Old age and retirement can feel a long way off, and with the world seemingly lurching from crisis to crisis, many of us are focused on simply getting through the next few days and weeks, rather than looking too far ahead. This approach, however, could simply cause problems in the future, which is why we…

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What Does Rising Inflation Mean for Wage Growth?

07-04-2022

The UK is facing a cost of living crisis, with inflation hitting 6.2% in February 2022, and according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, it could average at 7.4% this year. But people’s wages aren’t going up at the same rate, despite the words “high wages” effortlessly tripping off the tongues of government ministers only…

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The Top Tech Trends for 2022

25-01-2022

It is always tempting at the start of a year to look ahead and see what the next 12 months might have in store – and with technology changing more and more quickly, we thought we’d take a look at what could lie ahead in the digital and virtual worlds. Increased use of Artificial Intelligence…

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Financial Advisor Job opening at Ernest Grant.

Financial Advisor Job

29-11-2021

We have an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for a Financial Advisor to join our friendly team in Solihull. You will need to be experienced at providing all-round financial planning advice to prospective and existing clients and have a good level of technical knowledge. Our Financial Advisor job is a permanent position offering a competitive salary…

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The Autumn Budget: Marks out of Ten…

08-11-2021

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his second Budget speech of the year on Wednesday October 27th. It was, he declared at the start of the speech, “a Budget for a new age of optimism”. He sat down an hour later with Conservative backbenchers furiously waving their order papers as he promised “a…

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Are we right to be Optimistic About the UK Economy?

19-08-2021

Is the glass half full or half empty? It’s one of the oldest questions (and clichés) there is. But right now you could be forgiven for thinking that as far as the UK economy goes the glass is not just half full, it’s completely full. The last few weeks have brought us a steady stream…

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England Vs Your Workplace

09-07-2021

England Vs Your Workplace “Good times never seemed so good” – Sweet Caroline echoed around Wembley stadium in support of the England football team. Heading into the Euro 2020 final, we have certainly come a long way from Wayne Rooney saying ‘Nice to see your own fans booing you’ in the 2010 World Cup and…

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Is buy now pay later safe?

Buy Now, Pay Later?

30-06-2021

Buy now, pay later schemes are becoming increasingly popular as firms such as Klarna and ClearPay partner with large online retailers ASOS and JD Sports, as well as many others. According to Statista, the usage of the Klarna app more than doubled between March and July of 2020, hitting over 460.000 monthly active users in…

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How Quickly Will Economies and Markets Bounce Back?

15-06-2021

At time of writing, the UK’s FTSE 100 index of leading shares is at 6,882 – up 7% on where it ended 2020. In the US the Dow Jones index is up 11% for the year at 33,821 with other major markets around the world also making significant gains in the first four months of…

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VouchedFor 2021 VouchedFor Top Rated Financial Advisers award

Our VouchedFor ‘Top Rated’ Financial Advisers 2021

12-04-2021

2021 VouchedFor Awards VouchedFor published their ‘Top Rated’ advisers on Saturday 10th April in The Times newspaper. We are delighted to announce that both James Richards and Paul Glover have been recognised as Top Rated Financial Advisers by VouchedFor, for the second year running. VouchedFor is an independent service that lets you find, rate and…

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