Videos Regulated financial advice – The Money Advice Service Admin 5 months ago Transcript 0:00 There are some financial decisions it’s fine to take alone, but the period coming up to 0:05 retirement when you want to access your pension pot is one of the most crucial times in your 0:10 life. There is plenty of free information available about retirement but if you want 0:15 more hands on help you need financial advice with a personal recommendation from a regulated 0:21 financial adviser. Regulated advisers must be qualified and abide by strict rules laid 0:28 down by the UK’s regulator the Financial Conduct Authority. Any products they recommend must 0:34 be suitable for you and if anything goes wrong you have the protection of a free formal complaints 0:41 service and compensation scheme. Financial advisers are experts in their field and have 0:48 access to a wide range of choices. Just like many other professionals financial advisers 0:54 charge for their services but maybe not as much as you think. Advisers will always give 1:00 you an estimate before you commit yourself. All the advisers on the Money Advice Service 1:05 Directory are regulated. You will be asked a few questions before you start to match 1:12 you with the advisers who will give you the type of advice that you’re looking for, in 1:16 the way you want to receive it, either online, on the phone, or face to face. Finding a good 1:23 financial adviser might just be the soundest financial decision you ever make.